David Brooks met Michael Farley in Kenya, east Africa in 1978 while he was a student with the National Outdoor Leadership School – NOLS. Dave later became an instructor for NOLS. After his NOLS experience Dave worked on the Harvard Masai Mara Baboon Project studying the male dominance hierarchy. Dave returned to Kenya in 2002 and participated in the first Proper Walk. These experiences have prepared him well for the 2008 Walk.
Dave has traveled extensively as a photographer. He now works as a photographer and as a General Contractor in Richmond Virginia’s historical Church Hill District. He is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and has a BS degree from the University of Virginia in Environmental Sciences.