David graduated from John Hopkins University School of Nursing in 2009 and has worked at the University of Colorado Hospital since; he has been working as an emergency nurse since 2012 and has been on Copper Mountain Ski Patrol as a medical volunteer since 2011.
Over the past decade David has practiced medicine in rural settings such as atop the Greenland ice sheet at Summit Station, researched hypertension at altitude in Nepal, cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, and provided medical care to marginalized populations with Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan due to ongoing armed conflict. By the same token, David has worked as a nurse in Bethel Alaska, Taos New Mexico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Uzbekistan.
An outdoors-minded passion has not only motivated David into climbing every 14,000+ ft mountain in the contiguous United States, but has also established a love for mountaineering in Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and most recently summiting Alaska’s Denali. David also has a passion for bicycle touring which has taken him over the Himalayas from Tibet to Nepal and along the western coast of the United States from Canada to Mexico.