David moved to the Central West 15 years ago to work as a lecturer in psychology at Charles Sturt University, and has lived in Orange since 2009. He spent the past four years working as a policy and communications advisor for Greens MP Jan Barham in the NSW upper house, developing policies and campaigns across a broad range of social and environmental issues including climate change, wellbeing indicators, public libraries and affordable housing, and since leaving that role has begun work to establish a digital research, design and development agency.