David is our historian as well as one of our advisors. He was a commercial florist for many years. His love of flowers led him to begin his Ikenobo studies in 1981 with Winnie Donald and then Muriel Scrivner as his teachers. He has a Level 12 certificate, Sokako, Professor of Ikebana, one of the highest diplomas. For ten years, he provided Ikenobo Ikebana arrangements for the Asian Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum.
David is a certified instructor, and although he is not taking new students at this time, he still instructs at various Ikenobo workshops during the year. His favorite arrangement style is shoka.