David grew up on a farm in the interior of BC and he has been ski touring, snowmobiling and mountaineering since he was 6 years old. He learned how to ski, mountaineer from his father, a renowned mountaineer with many first ascents in the coast range.
Since 2002 he has been a paramedic, and worked the streets of Vancouver as well as rural and remote BC.
Skiing is his passion and he has completed many classic ski trips and long multi-week traverses in BC. Guiding gives him great satisfaction and he has guided for numerous backcountry ski lodges and heli-ski operations in the BC interior. He works for BC Emergency Health Services as a paramedic and is an active member of Search and Rescue.
David is an Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) Ski Guide, Hiking Guide, Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Avalanche Professional and a licensed Primary Care Paramedic.