David has always been naturally comfortable speaking in public, driven by his passion to spread the mission of wildlife conservation and sustainability. He has over 10 years of experience in delivering complicated, scientific information and in having sensitive, ethical conversations; which certifications in Interpretive Education and Crucial Conversations, respectively. From local News appearances to international podcasts, David continues to be a voice for the mission of wildlife conservation. Recently, he has integrated personal coaching and motivational speaking into the services offered by ARRC.
Starting out teaching biology for Native American High School Students, Davids approach focuses on customizing content and delivery to be most relatable to his audience. For the Haudenasaunee Environmental Task Force, he spent two years working under Dr. Robin Kimmerer to create learning experiences that blend Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) with Scientific Ecological Knowledge (SEK).
At Colorado State University, David spent 3 years teaching Animal Biology for undergraduates. His favorite part of the job was empowering young students to learn about animals and motivating them to achieve personal success. In recognition of these communication skills, David was asked by the CSU graduate school to create, design, and instructor the course Marketing for Animal Professionals for the Professional Science Masters Students.
The following semester, David was chosen to present at TEDxCSU.
In 2018, David received his most prestigious honor to date as a guest speaker at the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance Annual Conference, where he spoke side by side with industry leaders and mentors.