David recently joined the Arc of Larimer County as our new Executive Director, continuing a diverse career pathway in public service work that features a long-time commitment to advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities.
David was raised in Colorado in the Niwot area and attended college at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he received his undergraduate degree in history and a Juris Doctorate in law. His past career experiences include working as an educator, school administrator and grant director in rural Alaska, where he spent a significant amount of time working with Native American students from both the Athabaskan and Inupiat cultures. He also wrote and administered grants for the University of Alaska that provided educational services to rural Alaskans, including grants designed to serve the needs of individuals with disabilities.
David’s career experience also includes serving for seven years as the Executive Director of a nonprofit agency providing support services to individuals with disabilities, and most recently serving as the Legal Services Director for Disability Law Colorado, an agency that provides advocacy and legal services for individuals with disabilities.
David and his wife Marie enjoy playing bluegrass music, hiking the Colorado back country, and travel. He is a proud father to four wonderful adult children and grandfather to eleven exceptionally awesome grandchildren.
David brings both a practical mindset as well as a positive philosophy to the work of advocating for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He believes in advocating strongly and consistently for the independence of individuals with disabilities while also advocating for them to have all the support services required to facilitate their pursuit of a full and rewarding life, spent integrated into the larger community to the greatest extent possible.