David worked for 30+ years as an environmental professional in government, business & consulting. He was a senior principal scientist at Amec Foster Wheeler (previously MACTEC) where he worked for 11 years. During that time he served a term in the Maine House of Representatives as a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy. Previously, he was the Director of the Bureau of Land & Water Quality at Maine Department of Environmental Protection. He also worked for six years at Central Maine Power Company.
After retiring from environmental consulting in 2016, he is now a writer & photographer and teaches a graduate class in environmental journalism at Dartmouth College. Previously he was an adjunct faculty member at the University of New England in Biddeford, where he taught environmental studies. He learned to fly fish while working for the US Forest Service in Cody, Wyoming in the early 1980s.
David’s newest book is called Storied Waters: 35 Fabled Fly Fishing Destinations and the Writers & Artists Who Made Them Famous(Stackpole Books, 2019), which chronicles a six-week, 5,000-mile adventure he took in 2017 to fly fish in rivers and ponds mentioned in literature. In 2016, he published The Confluence: A Collection of Essays, Art & Tall Tales about Fly-fishing & Friendship, written with six classmates from college about their 20-plus years of fishing adventures in the backcountry of northern New Hampshire. David writes a monthly column for The Maine Sportsman magazine called ‘The Sporting Environment.’ His writing has also appeared in Northern Woodlands magazine, the Maine Sunday Telegram, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, and The American Fly Fisher, Journal of the American Museum of Fly Fishing.
David lives in Lyme, New Hampshire, after living in Maine for over 30 years. He completed graduate studies at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and earned his Master of Engineering Sciences from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.