David was born in Bridgton, and grew up in Fryeburg and Monson, where he spent time hiking and skiing in the mountains of Maine. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy before attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering.
He now lives in Morrill, with his wife Willow, in an 1828 post and beam farmhouse that they’ve transitioned off of fossil fuels using insulation, heat pumps and solar. They have a five acre homestead, and have planted several hundred trees this year, including a variety of fruit, nut, and medicinal plants.
David has over a decade of experience implementing climate solutions. For five years, he led the development of Envirolution’s ‘Project ReCharge‘, a training program for middle and high school students to learn how to make their homes and schools more efficient. From 2014-2016, he implemented efficiency programs statewide in Nevada for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, where he helped create the HEROS Program for low-income seniors, and developed over $50 million in self-funding Performance Contracting projects for public buildings.