David was raised on a small ranch outside of San Antonio where his family raises cattle, and the life lesson of animal stewardship was instilled. While growing up on his ranch the life-long goal of improving welfare for farm animals and their human companions began! In 2010, David moved to Austin, Texas and attended St. Edward’s University, where he achieved his bachelor’s degree in psychology and a certification in interdisciplinary scholarship; and where he is also working on his Master’s degree in counseling and human relations.
David began working with GAP in 2014 as the Program Specialist, in which he reviews, documents, and organizes all of the GAP farm information. David enjoys working with GAP because he is able to utilize his interdisciplinary and psychology skills to work collaboratively with the GAP team to solve complex problems in an exciting and challenging work environment that strives to improve farm animal welfare around the globe. Outside of work and school, David lives in Austin with his partner and enjoys long walks with his Siberian husky (Niko) and gardening to melt the stress away!