Dave began working with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy first as senior manager, then director; now as the Chief Administration Officer, he oversees the administration of the Conservancy’s budget and the management and evaluation of staff, volunteers, and public programs. Dave directs and participates in the regional publicity for the organization and its various programs. In addition, he establishes and maintains community partnerships and partnership programs. Before coming to the Conservancy, Dave spent 13 years in a number of positions with Inside the Outdoors, Orange County Schools’ award-winning environmental education program, most recently as manager of school and field programs. Dave has overseen the naturalist program for ITO and been a leader in the development of programs, outreach, fundraising, and strategic planning for the organization. He has also served as a field naturalist and educator. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.