David Stirland

National Advisory Council

David Stirland is a lifetime resident of Hurricane. After completing school at Dixie College, he left for a few years to attend school at the University of Utah and Idaho State University, but he returned as quickly as he could.

The entire Stirland family has a deep love for Dixie State University. David, his wife Bea and 4 of their 6 children have attended Dixie. David was involved in student government while attending Dixie and he was also selected as Freshman of the Year in 1984. The Stirland children have also been very involved at Dixie-a son played on the soccer team and three daughters have participated in Dance Club (two are currently attending Dixie).

David has been a practicing pharmacist for nearly 30 years, but he has been in the pharmacy business since for over 50 years. He grew up working in the family retail pharmacy, Zion Drug. Following pharmacy school, David joined his father in the business and when his father passed away in 2000, David took over the pharmacy. Like his father, David provided unparalleled service to the residents of Hurricane and surrounding communities-often returning to work after hours or on weekends when someone needed help. Patrons to Zion Drug always left the store feeling better even before they took the medications they had just purchased.

David has always been involved in the community. He served on the Hurricane City Planning Commission for 8 years. He is one of the Founders of Peach Days, an annual Hurricane City celebration, and he has been the chairman of the event for 19 years. David was elected to the Washington County Board of Education in 2012 and currently serves as the President of the Board.

Following the sale of Zion Drug to Walgreens, David continues to work as a pharmacist, but he has also pursued other entrepreneurial activities. He has interests in the lodging industry and real estate. However, David says that his crowning achievement is that he is a peach farmer.