Dave Solis

Facilities Manager

Dave retired in 2018 from a 30-year career at UCLA as a Building Maintenance Worker, ending his last few years in management.  Dave has four grown daughters and nine grandchildren. When asked why he wants to work at Oak Grove, Dave said, “Although I am enjoying my free time in retirement, I am ready to be part of a team again. I am beyond excited to work on such a beautiful campus at a school that embraces such profound teachings.”

How many years have you worked at Oak Grove?

Since 2020.

Why do you work at Oak Grove?

This is my next stop on my journey.

A quote that inspires your approach to your job.

“Measure twice , cut once.”

Where is your special spot on campus?

The climbing wall area.

Coffee or Tea?


What outdoor experience has been most impactful for you?

Susan Komen three-day, 60-mile walk for breast cancer.

The best live music performance/concert you ever attended is …

The Rolling Stones.

Which teacher in your life affected you greatly?

Ray Floyd, 7th grade.

Name something that nobody knows about you.

My birth name is Hartford Warren Bailey I.

Person (dead or alive, famous or not) that you’d most like to share a meal with.

My mom.

Name a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.

Paris in Spring.

Favorite Oak Grove expression?

Get maintenance to do it :-)