How do your colleagues describe you?
“David likes to explore new ways of engaging current and potential customers, and is dedicated to creating quality experiences.”
Why do you do what you do?
I thoroughly enjoy serving rural Oregon communities and assisting small business owners with my experiences and knowledge. I have always had a resilient, adventurous, and entrepreneurial spirit. I am excited to see the positive growth return to the area.
With a 20-year track record of successful accomplishment, David began his career in 1998 managing technology projects that were permitted under the endangered species act. His projects successfully enhanced anadromous fish passage through federal dams located along the lower Snake and Columbia River Basins. Following his early work in the Pacific Northwest, David resided on the Island of Hawaii and discovered his enthusiasm for entertainment and hospitality. While living on the Kona Coast, David was mentored by a successful hotel industry pioneer who taught him his vast sales, business, and marketing knowledge. David also worked part time for the premier tourism company of the Hawaiian Islands and with a local micro brewery where he conducted tours and dock sales prior to it being sold in major supermarkets across the United States.
After returning home to Eastern Oregon, David earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University as a Ford Family Foundation Opportunity Scholar and was an active volunteer for the Pendleton Round-Up. Upon graduation David was a crucial team member who assisted in the creation and promotion of a music festival which draws in large crowds of fans from around the country.