• BS, Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • LEED AP BD+C, Green Building Certification Institute, US Green Building Council, Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction
  • CEM, Association of Energy Engineers, Certified Energy Manager
  • Permaculture Design Certificate

Before COA

  • Feb 2020-present. Executive Committee Member, Sierra Club Maine Chapter
  • Sept 2017-June 2021. System Design Specialist, ReVision Energy, Liberty, ME
  • Jun 2018-Dec 2019. Board Member, Belfast Co-op, Belfast, ME
  • Mar 2016-Aug 2017. Founder, Powered by Sunshine, Reno, NV
  • Jun 2014-Mar 2016. Energy Efficiency Specialist, Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, Carson City, NV
  • Dec 2015-May 2017 Board Member, US Green Building Council, Nevada Chapter
  • Oct 2015-Nov 2016 Board Member, Envirolution, Reno, NV
  • Jan 2014-May 2017 Executive Committee Member, Sierra Club, Toiyabe (Nevada) Chapter
  • Aug 2013-Jun 2014 Energy Technologies Instructor, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
  • Feb 2011-Jun 2014 Community Services Director, Envirolution, Reno, NV
  • Aug 2009-Feb 2011 AmeriCorps VISTA, Envirolution, Reno, NV
  • Jun 2006-Jul 2009 Senior Field Engineer and Safety Manager, Whiting-Turner Contracting
    Company, East Rutherford, NJ; New Haven, CT

Scholarly and Creative Interests

As Vice Chair of Sierra Club Maine, David led successful efforts to pass two bills in the 2021 Maine legislature:

LD 1659: An Act to Create the Maine Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator This bill requires Efficiency Maine to set up a new lending program in partnership with local banks, credit unions, and CDFIs, to increase the availability and decrease the costs to borrow funds for efficiency and clean energy projects. This bill requires that 40% of funding go toward ‘vulnerable communities’ including low-income communities and communities of color. David worked closely with Representative Stanley ‘Paige’ Zeigler to draft, revise and build a coalition in support of this legislation.

LD 99: An Act To Require the State To Divest Itself of Assets Invested in the Fossil Fuel Industry This legislation requires the Maine State Treasurer and Maine Public Employee Retirement System to fully divest from fossil fuels by 2026. David worked with bill sponsor Rep. Maggie O’Neil to expand the bill to include private equity funds and all aspects of the fossil fuel industry. MainePERS will have to divest ~$1.3 billion that they currently have invested in fossil fuel companies.

More About Me

David has transitioned two homes entirely off of fossil fuels, including a post and beam farmhouse built in 1828. David has received a Permaculture Design Certificate and is working with his wife, Willow, to implement a permaculture plan at their homestead in Morrill. They have planted a nut grove with chestnuts, heartnuts, pecans, and hickories, a fruit orchard with apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries and a variety of berry bushes. 

David enjoys hiking, mountain biking, alpine and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, and other outdoor activities.

Community Engagement and Advocacy

David serves as the Vice Chair of Sierra Club Maine. In this role, he has led advocacy for efficiency, clean energy, and climate solutions.