David has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Sea Shepherd since 2016. After joining Sea Shepherd in 2009 as a volunteer, he has held a myriad of roles, including onshore volunteer, chapter coordinator, and crew member for land and ocean campaigns.

Some of the campaigns that David has participated in include Operation Gulf Rescue, following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and protecting turtles on beaches across Central America.

David grew up in Colorado, and, after earning his BS in Business Management, spent 18 years in law enforcement in both Colorado and California. In 2007, David formed a private investigation company, with the primary focus of assisting people that had been accused of committing criminal offenses or whose constitutional rights had been violated by the police or government.

David remains active in the fight for criminal justice equality and constitutional rights issues, and in his free time is an active volunteer with the ACLU.