David Nelson

David is an orthopedic hand surgeon who masquerades as a botanist on the weekends. He has been working with Doug Allshouse for 7 years studying San Bruno Mountain and, along with Doug, is writing the book, The Natural History of the San Bruno Mountains. The conference is a fund-raiser for the book.

David has previously edited three books on fly fishing patterns, taught kayaking at San Jose State University, climbed El Capitan and Half Dome, served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Fly Tying Group, of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, canoed to the Arctic Circle, and raised two daughters. In his spare time, he is a hand surgeon based in San Francisco and Greenbrae.