David has spent over 15 years living and working for conservation in southeast Asia, primarily in Indonesia, where he was based out of North Sumatra from 2007-2019. Although still passionate about orangutan conservation, he has recently moved back to the US, with an expanded focus towards landscape and ecosystem level protection. As such he strongly supports Rainforest Trust’s strategy of securing key areas for biodiversity conservation, and looks forward to aiding forests throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
David has an MSc in Primate Conservation from Oxford Brookes University and a BA in Anthropology from Temple University. He loves spending time with his wife Diana and their family of too many dogs.