A past WMA student himself, David began teaching with WMA in 2011. "Earning that first WFR opened a lot of doors for me. I want to enable students to provide solid medical care and make critical decisions in a variety of contexts." As an instructor, David's personal and professional experience animate his courses and inform his approach to patient care in the wilderness. Outside WMA, David currently works as a Firefighter/EMT in Whatcom County and on the Pro Patrol at Mt Baker. David and his wife, Alli, call Bellingham, WA home.