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David Taus

David’s career has always placed him at the intersection of education, nonprofits, youth development, equity and social justice, and outdoor education. BCM speaks to his values as an educator and a person who loves the outdoors. The importance of learning about one’s world and oneself through connection with nature has been a throughline in his career and life. In so many ways, BCM represents an incredible convergence of all the things he has done thus far in his career, and he is humbled and honored to have found an opportunity to help youth find their voice and power through time spent in nature, and simultaneously make outdoor recreation a more diverse and inclusive space.

David’s career started as a counselor at a YMCA summer camp in Wisconsin, a job that would change the course of his life. Upon graduating, David taught high school science and psychology for several years in public and charter schools in Boston and San Francisco, where he founded his school’s Outdoor Club. Following his time in the classroom, David co-founded Tutorpedia Foundation, a Bay Area education nonprofit whose mission was to provide personalized academic support to deserving under-resourced students at no cost. As his interests shifted towards teacher training and preparation, David joined the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program at a critical time in the organization’s history; the work he did to improve EnCorps’ Fellowship program has since received local, state, and national recognition. David moved to Denver in 2020, and most recently held a senior leadership position at Denver Kids, one of BCM’s agency partners.

In his fleeting spare time, David keeps busy by being a dad for his daughter Sydney and playing guitar in local rock bands. He has the tendency to disappear into incredibly remote sections of wilderness for days at a time with backpack, packraft, and technical canyoneering gear, and treasures every minute he can spend outdoors. David has a BA in Psychology from Brown University and an M.Ed. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

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