David can list continuous entrepreneurial practice that begins with a newspaper route at age nine. His most successful ones combine a double bottom line of financial sustainability and social value.
- A startup nonprofit in Florida (seafarershouse.org) grew from 1 to 32 employees during his founding leadership (1991-2006)
- 18 months as free lance speaker among 50 North American cities following two years of residence in apartheid South Africa (1978-1979)
- Start-up media distribution business with content designed to broaden the North American worldview (1980-1983)
- Grant making travel to find entrepreneurial African leaders with innovative vision for health, education, and development projects (1986-1989)
- Co-founder, Oikocredit NW USA, a member of the global cooperative delivering social finance to 37m entrepreneurs in +60 countries (2007-present)
- Coached dozens of volunteer-led, social purpose organizations as Social Justice Pastor at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle (2006-2012)