- Certified Timber Cruiser
- First Aid Training
- National Safety Council Defensive Driving
- Apprentice Sawyer
- Apprentice Crosscut Sawyer
- Wildland Firefighter
- Tennessee Hunter's Safety Course
David has served as a crew leader in timber sale layout and marking. He is experienced in cruising stands using appropriate management prescriptions. He has experience in marking techniques for various logging systems and has worked with thinning prescriptions in uneven-aged stands with multiple diameter classes. David has acted as an assistant timber sale administrator and harvest inspector.
David is skilled in reforestation and seedling preparation and stand inventory using fixed areas and variable plots using various forest inventory instruments. He is familiar with the use of aerial and topographical maps and identified local vegetation, diseased and infested stands, and habitat types.
As a Research assistant, he took part in creating a management plan for the preservation of Civil War earthworks in the Cumberland Gap National Park. David set up and performed tree and vegetation inventories, and suggesting management strategies for the project.
Familiar with rugged terrain and harsh conditions, David has worked in a science research in Antarctica, refueling U.S. Navy planes, grading snow and ice from runways. During his stay, he also took weather observations for flight planning. As a wildland firefighter, David assisted in prescribed burns and suppressed wildland fires.