Dave currently serves on Social Venture Partners’ Board of Directors. He is active in SVP’s commitment to bring equity into the organizational DNA of SVP, and serves on the Diversity Cultural Competency and Equity committee. Dave is a member and past chair of SVP’s Environmental Collective Action Team and has served on the Environmental Grant Committee and volunteered in the Fast Pitch competition. He is the Lead Partner for ECOSS – an SVP Investee.
Dave is also Board Chair of Sustainable Seattle, an area non profit established in the early 1990’s focused on the Seattle region being a world leader in sustainability and resilience.
He is an enthusiastic student of the Living Building Challenge and its performance-based approach to building design and sees bottom line profitability of the private sector and environmental sustainability being inextricably linked. As a resident of Bellevue, Dave served as General Contractor in an extensive green remodel of their home.
Dave is passionate about promoting resilience and sustainability in the Puget Sound to meet the challenges of climate change and other natural disruptions while understanding that environmental justice, diversity, and equity issues are essential elements of effective environmental sustainability.
Dave graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Master’s in Political Science and completed his undergraduate work with a double major in Political Science and Psychology at the University of South Dakota. He enjoys a wide range of cultural activities in the performing arts, loves to travel and has extensive experience in political campaigns, advocacy, and working with elected officials.