David is the President of The Souther Company, a diversified investment company, since 2009. Prior to that he was President of Allied Forest Products, a lumber manufacturing company with sawmills throughout the Intermountain States. He has served on several boards including the High Desert Museum and Center for Cultural Leadership. He received his BA in Speech Communications from Pacific Lutheran University and went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Northwestern School of Law. He and his wife, Connie, live in Bend, OR. and have two adult daughters, Annie and Sarah Jane.