David Hodges has worked as a grassroots organizer and conservation advocate for more than 30 years. He combines a love for the outdoors with a thorough understanding of conservation principals, hands-on experience in conservation planning and implementation, practical strategic vision, and skill in coalition building. He has worked on a wide range of environmental and social justice issues, including Native American religious freedom, endangered species protection, student organizing, social and environmental effects of international trade, and homelessness. David has worked with a variety of conservation organizations including the Student Environmental Action Coalition (National Director in 1993), Audubon Society, the Southwest Forest Alliance, and Sky Island Alliance. While working in a variety of capacities with Sky Island Alliance, he served on the initial Board of Directors beginning in 1995, was Board President (1999- 2002), Executive Director (2002-2005), and Policy Director (2005- 2010). David currently works with the Cuenca Los Ojos Foundation, where his responsibilities include the oversight and coordination of Science, Research and Monitoring, as well as Fundraising, and Strategic Planning.