A group of children attending a camp, standing outdoors in a row, with two of our educators

David Clipner

David is a lifelong learner who holds an elementary education degree from Eastern Michigan University, and has previously studied everything from philosophy to welding & fabrication. After 6 years as a Bassist in the Marine Corps Band he moved to Michigan to start new adventures. He keeps his fingers wet in the music world by teaching sound engineering at Washtenaw Community College and playing locally from time to time. When he isn't baking bread for the Ypsilanti Co-op you can find him in the woods playing with critters. You only get one life that we know of, why would you want to keep all the wonderful things you learn to yourself? What a waste that would be.

Wildlife Program Director