Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
David feels fortunate to live a lifestyle of adventure and travel in the outdoors, where he applies his passion for photography and videography to documenting adventure sports and conservation projects around the globe.
He grew up in Seattle, where he fell in love with nature through outdoor sports in the Pacific Northwest. At the age of 18, David first picked up a camera during a 14-day Grand Canyon river trip. Little did he know that his small hobby would morph into a lifelong passion. After receiving his degree in international political economy from Colorado College, he applied his passion for media to documenting watershed conservation issues in the Colorado River Basin states through the lens of a 900-mile-long river expedition in 2012.
David continues to focus on watershed and landscape conservation. In 2013 he shifted his focus to large landscape conservation in the Rocky Mountains. The following year, he completed the first source-to-sea kayak expedition of the newly restored Elwha River, documenting the ongoing changes following the world’s largest dam removal project. Whether he’s guiding outdoor adventures in Norway, documenting river exploration in Western China, or relaxing near his home in Somerville, Massachusetts, David keeps his camera close at hand to capture life’s beautiful moments.
$12,650 to $19,350
National Geographic Endeavour II