David is a professional engineer of 26 years standing. He received his degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Huddersfield University, Yorkshire in 1972. David has been employed as an Instrumentation Instructor at NAIT, Edmonton since 1978 and during that time has also taught in Singapore, Australia and Cuba. He was married to Margaret, a Chartered Psychologist, 21 years ago and they have two daughters. Courtney (20) is studying at the U of A, Faculty St. Jean campus and Kaela (18) recently graduated from high school. Dave is a committed environmentalist and bike commutes all year round. He and his family eat an entirely plant based diet with as much organic content as possible. The family works continuously to make their home more energy efficient, recycling diligently, composting and generally reducing waste to the minimum. During 2003 Dave converted his entire yard to be lawn, and hence chemical, free. Dave has been aware of ecological degradation for many years and recalls having conversations about atmospheric carbon build up with fellow university students in the 60ís. He made a decision to become active in 1988 after listening to the CBC Radio series ďItís a matter of survival" written and narrated by Dr. David Suzuki. Since then he has worked directly with Edmonton Friends of the North, the Vegetarians of Alberta, the Alberta Environmental Network, the Canadian Environmental Network - Health Caucus, and of course the Greens. David believes in lifelong self-improvement but not through material acquisition. He pursues a healthy lifestyle of cycling, X-Country skiing, hiking, yoga and dietary restraint and believes that there would be no health care crisis if governments promoted preventative health care as a lifestyle ideal.
Contact number: 780-469-1148