Dave Miller lives life of sports at all levels


John Elway and Dave Miller

After more than 30 years in the sports marketing field, Dave Miller has rubbed elbows with stars on the field and been behind the scenes of some major events. He worked as the corporate sales director for the San Diego Sockers before taking on an 11-year gig as the sales and marketing consultant for the San Diego Chargers. He also worked with Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, securing endorsement contracts with GTE, McDonald’s and Carl’s Jr.

In 1999, Miller decided to expand his services to encompass the entire sports marketing field by founding Integrated Sports Marking (ISM), where he still serves as president today. Since then, ISM has developed and managed events including the Cox Celebrity Championship hosted by Drew Brees, YachtFest, Pechanga Celebrity Poker Challenge, and the Philip Rivers Celebrity Walk and Fun Run.

Miller has also worked to help nonprofits, including The Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, the American Diabetes Association – San Diego Chapter, the Aztecs Athletic Foundation and Kick for a Cure.

When he’s not putting on major sporting events, Miller is likely on the sidelines cheering on one of his own kids during their games. Miller lives in Carmel Valley with his wife Teresa, and his three children: Nicholas, Matthew and Elizabeth.

1. What brought you to this neighborhood?
My wife, Teresa, and I moved to Carmel Valley 11 years ago after the birth of our first child, Nicholas. We wanted to be in a centrally located area that had good schools. We liked the neighborhoods in Carmel Valley as well as the proximity to the beach. That, plus the guy we saw twirling the sign.

2. What makes this town special to you?
We’ve made some great friends in Carmel Valley and our kids are happy here. We have great weather with cool ocean breezes and no marine layer to speak of. It’s also an easy commute to my office in Kearny Mesa: only 15 minutes!

3. If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract, or improve in the area?
I would definitely subtract taxes!

4. Who or what inspires you?
My wife and kids, Nicholas, Matthew and Elizabeth, inspire me every day. Teresa’s dedication and work ethic are incredible. She is extremely active in the community and at school. She recently ran her first marathon and is also a great mom. Like every dad, I also want my children to be happy, secure and well educated. If a driven wife and tuition for three doesn’t motivate you, nothing will!

5. If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite?
First on the list would be my mother. She never got to meet my wife and family. Probably one or two deceased presidents would make the list. Dead ones for sure in hopes they would answer my questions truthfully without regard for PC or my vote. A couple of world leaders like Gandhi and Nelson Mandela would be interesting, as well. Paul McCartney and John Lennon for me and Katy Perry for my kids, and me too!

6. Tell us about what you are currently reading.
“Be my Guest” by Conrad Hilton. It is an interesting and inspiring book about faith, management and integrity.

7. What is your most prized possession?
I’m not sure if I’m supposed to list my family as my “most prized possession,” but they are what give me the most joy in life.

8. What do you do for fun?
For fun I love to play golf and watch my children’s sporting events. I enjoy getting together with friends. Family holidays and travelling in general are favorites as well.

9. Please describe your greatest accomplishment.
Aside from raising a family, being able to work in an industry I truly enjoy is fulfilling.

10. What is your motto or philosophy of life?
My motto, and what makes America great, is: “If there’s a will, there’s a way.” I also like: “Don’t worry, be happy.”

Related posts:

  1. Ernest W. Hahn II talks about life and living it well
  2. San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center offers a variety of services
  3. Local youths gathering sports equipment
  4. Gayle Slate works to better the lives of kids with disabilities
  5. 10 Questions for Scott Kaplan, Radio host

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=22027

Posted by admin on Mar 2, 2011. Filed under 10 Questions, Featured Story. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6



  • Which Luxury Watches Hold Their Value Best?
    By Carl Blackburn Last month, I spoke about Rolex appraisals and the various factors that go into determining the value of pre-owned luxury watches (condition, year, rarity, complexity, materials, etc). But now the question begs, “How much can you expect that value to depreciate over 5 or 10 years?” and “Which watches hold their value […]
  • La Jolla Community Calendar Aug. 28-Sept. 4
    Families are invited to come to the Rec Center for some fun activities 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Afterward enjoy a free screening of “The Little Rascals Save the Day” at 8:15 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Donations accepted. (858) 552-1658. http://bit.ly/ljreccenter […]
  • PHOTOS: Foreigner concert helps ‘Rock the Cure’ for pediatric diabetes research in La Jolla
    Steve and Lisa Altman hosted the legendary rock band, Foreigner, at the annual “Rock the Cure” benefit for Pediatric Diabetes Research Center at UC San Diego on Aug. 10, 2014. The Altmans’ La Jolla home served as the concert venue, and the event also included “a taste of San Diego” with numerous restaurants offering samples of their cuisine. Lisa Altman, Sta […]




  • Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Plants and Better Alternatives
    By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs In California we are lucky to live in a mild climate that allows us to grow amazing landscapes. Because of this mild climate, plants from other parts of the world often thrive; and some grow so well they become known as invasive. These plants ‘jump fences’ and ‘throw seeds.’ Their […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District’s robotics program receives new funding
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District is making its school’s robotics program more robust this year, allocating $42,500 in stipends to staff coaches just like the district does for its athletics program. “I think the program has taken a big step,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney. “I think we’re on our way toward developing a great program there.” John Galipa […]
  • Back to School for R. Roger Rowe students
    Students at R. Roger Rowe School bid a fond farewell to summer and headed back to school Aug. 25. Photos by Jon Clark. […]