After studying environmental studies and business administration David set out on a journey to explore and connect people to the natural world. He Spent several years as a field instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the REI Outdoor School, The YMCA Bold & GOLD program and others; leading backpacking, kayaking and rock climbing programs. A Issaquah native, most recently served as the Director of the Sammamish YMCA’s Teen and Outdoor program. David Is always looking for new ways to collaborate with schools and community organizations and find ways to break down barriers of accessing our public lands. He is excited to engage more young people in transformative outdoor experiences that help them develop grit, leadership skills and inform their environmental ethic. David lives in Preston with his partner Shawna, when he is not out on personal trips you might find him volunteering with the Issaquah alps trails club, a local conservation group, supporting Seattle Mountain Rescue as a field member or playing in the woods with his niece and nephew.