VEMA member enjoys work as media liaison


David D. Horst is a business entrepreneur in Brevard County.


Almost every member of the Viera East Men’s Golf Association has an interesting story. I’d like to think that I’m a member of that group.

I’m from Pittsburgh, which makes me an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On my journey to Florida, I stopped in Morgantown, West Virginia for five years and graduated from West Virginia University. I also was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves as a Signal Corps officer.

For almost 40 years, I lived in the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia. I lived in the Huntington area, and I earned my MBA from Marshall University.

My career path included the Xerox Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, two pharmaceutical companies and a medical device startup. I retired from the corporate world in 2012 to become an adjunct professor at Mountwest Community College.

Now, I teach at Eastern Florida State College’s Cocoa campus.

I am happily married and in a blended family with four children and four grandchildren. We built our dream home in 2014, and I have been in Viera ever since.

My latest business venture is Black Coffee and Donuts in Cocoa Village with two partners.  It has been a great learning experience since I teach entrepreneurship at the college.

I also have served on the VEMA board as secretary and continue to serve as its media liaison. It has been great playing golf with this group.

On June 27, VEMA played a two-man, best-ball Stableford scoring match with two flights.

In Flight A, the top three teams were Jim Kopliner and Freddie Baltazar; Guy Sullivan and Dave Parker; and Gerry Adams and Ben Herman

In Flight B, the top three teams were Rick Molochos and Tom Walker; Wilson Butler and Frank Westwell; and Paul Winter and Ed Raleigh.

J.J. Galambos on No. 4, Kopliner on No. 7, Molochos on No. 13 and Galambos on No. 16 were closest-to-the-pin.

On July 11, almost 50 players participated in an individual flighted event with Stableford scoring. The top four individuals for each flight were:

Flight A: Kopliner, Tim Brown, Bill Scholtens and Robbie Rosenberger.

Flight B: John McComas, Ross Shiffrin, Adams and Craig Smith.

Flight C: Tony Hines, Jim Toy, Don Wentzlaff and Bill Harrison.

Flight D: Michael Reinhard, Ed Raleigh, Greg Humble, Allen Pinette and Bill Oakley

Flight E: Glen Tarsha, Andy Mammay, Bruce Schwanda and Paul Winter.

Tony Hines on No. 4, Bill Scholtens on No. 7 and Paul Winter on Nos. 13 and 16 were closest-to-the-pin.