David is the Senior Regional Director for NPCA's Southwest region. Alongside his team, he helps protect the parks of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.

Prior to NPCA, David served as chief of staff to Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson as well as a partner at Confluence Associates, a private firm engaged in sustainable development projects throughout the western United States and Mexico. He is the former state director of the Utah Small Business Development Centers, a program of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. David is the founder and long-time board chair of the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund, and he is the co-founder and current board co-chair of Buy Local First Utah. He has served as the first executive director for Salt Lake Neighborhood Housing Services and as president and CEO of the Corporate Fund for Housing in Los Angeles. David recently retired as a board member with High Country News, a paper for people who care about the West. He had served as its president.