Director of Forestry Technology & Analytics
I am a student of trees and forests. At Ecotrust, I lead work with diverse partners to learn from and find practical, ethical, and data-driven solutions for complex forestry problems. Over my career, I have evolved from work as a reporter on forest carbon markets, science, and policy, into a forest modeler, ecosystem data scientist, and software engineer. Though my people and spirit are rooted in south Texas, I have found my way in the Pacific Northwest since coming out to Oregon State University to study soil science in 2006. I am based in Seattle since 2016, where you can find me and my wife Abby learning along with our dog Melvin to take more deep breaths and hunt truffles.
David Diaz connects the dots between carbon recapture in forests and the benefit to green builders who invest in climate-smart wood products.