David holds a Bachelor of Science in Range and Wildlife Management from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He is a scientific diving specialist with years of professional experience in dive team management and equipment maintenance. He has assisted researchers off the Texas coast tracking dispersal patterns in the red snapper fishery. As an undergraduate he conducted research to determine freshwater wetland carrying capacity along the middle coast of Texas. David also has experience conducting field surveys and lab analysis for projects studying rangeland niche overlap, wetland delineation and shorebird habitat preference. In addition to his biological background, David has been a professional SCUBA instructor and diving safety officer since 2007. In that time he has led dive teams throughout Texas and Florida, as well as Micronesia and the Caribbean.