David and Martha are members of the Sierra Club, High Country Conservancy and Nature Conservancy. David once worked as a national park ranger and served on the Green Valley Park board of directors. Martha is also a member of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Looking out for the interest of the residents of Boone and the High Country, David has served on the board of directors for Top “O” Boone subdivision and Skyland Waters Property Owners Association, were he served for three years as vice president. Martha also served on the Skyland Waters Property Owners Association board in the capacity as treasurer.
With a passion for animals, David and Martha are members of the Humane Society of America and are currently providing a forever home for five rescue dogs.
Caring deeply for the under-served people of the High Country, Martha volunteers at Hospitality House in Boone to help with coordinating and serving evening meals. For seven years, David served on the Watauga County Department of Social Services board of directors, being named chairman in 2012.
A family of mountain bikers and hikers, David is also a competitive road cyclist participating in several races each year including Blood Sweat and Gears, the Blue Ridge Brutal in Ashe County and the Assault on the Carolinas in Brevard.