David’s initiation into wilderness therapy began with a 5-night college pre-orientation backpacking trip led by two wilderness therapists in the Colorado Rockies. Having tasted the potent medicine of skilled facilitation in a nature-based setting, David set out to learn everything he could to facilitate similar experiences. After studying psychology at college in Boulder, David continued his education with various certification courses, including ICF-accredited Nature-Connected Coaching and Transformational Wilderness Guiding, partswork facilitation, and mindful leadership. With a breadth of knowledge entering the clinical world, David worked as a wilderness therapy field guide in Utah for two years, and then ran his business life coaching, facilitating men’s groups, and leading transformational wilderness experiences. David joined Trails Momentum as the field supervisor, dedicated to leading supporting, and leading field staff toward their own continued growth. He utilizes challenge by choice, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, and a trauma-informed perspective in his work with both staff and students.
In his spare time, David enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking, and skiing, as well as enjoying the local music scene.