David provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the River Protection conservation program.
David joined American Rivers in November 1999 in the Northwest Region where he helped shape policy on river restoration, protection and federal dam issues relating to salmon and steelhead in the Northwest. He spearheaded an effort to create a $40 million habitat restoration program for the lower Columbia River ecosystem.
Prior to American Rivers David worked for the University of Georgia’s Institute of Ecology and Georgia Museum of Natural History, identifying threatened and endangered fish populations in both Tennessee and north Georgia watersheds.
He is an avid angler with a passion for steelhead.
Education: B.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia, and David is recovering from attending the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College
Favorite River: Any free-flowing river