David Ferré and
Kathy Childs

11751 N Joi Drive,
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
520 797-5573

david@davidandkathy.com


With Dave's brother, Robert Ferré

Kathy's brother, Craig Childs, with Kathy

With grandchildren Dashel (right) and Avanni (left)

Grandson Bruce "Slugger" Ferré

Welcome to the David Ferré and Kathy Childs Website

We are currently living in Oro Valley, AZ. The view from our backyard presents a nice view of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Oro Valley is northwest of Tucson.


Santa Catalina Mountains from our backyard

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About Kathy Childs
Kathy grew up in Boulder Colorado where she attended high school and the University of Colorado. She moved to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle working in the digital photographic silk-screen industry for 15 years. She then worked in various cities as a real estate agent, executive assistant, and labyrinth builder for Labyrinth Enterprises, retiring in 2005. She has traveled throughout Europe, Thailand, India and the US enjoying musical festivals and special events with her husband, David Ferré.

While living on Bainbridge Island, WA, Kathy was a member of the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, focusing on the commissioning of outdoor sculptures and children’s art projects. Her special project was the children’s sea-glass quilt installed in downtown Bainbridge Island. While in Seattle she produced an hour radio show called the Elliott Bay Writers Series that aired on KCMU public radio at the University of Washington on Sunday mornings. The show featured writers who came to the Elliott Bay Bookstore. She also found time for the Richard Hugo House in Seattle an organization that provides support, advice and a variety of programs for writers and the local community. She currently is working on her own writing projects, including poetry and travel essays.

About David Ferré
David was born in Boston, MA, and educated in Rochester, NY, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree in 1965. After service in the US Navy, he joined Harris Corporation, Rochester, NY, as a technical writer. In 1985, he became a freelance technical writer, lasting until retirement in 2005. David is married to Kathy Childs Ferré with two children, three grandchildren, and lives in Tucson, Arizona.

David was pianist for the Naval Training Command Choir (1967-1968) and biographer for the pianist and composer, André Tchaikowsky. Dave was stage manager for both the Seattle Pro Musica (1995-2001) and Choral Arts Northwest (1999-2001), and a tour guide for the Benaroya Concert Hall (1998-2000). He was Stage Manager for the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition (2009); a member of the Press Corp for the 16th International Chopin Competition (2010); a volunteer for the Verbier Festival (2012); and most recently House Manager for the Placitas Artists Series (2014-2015).