Hello, my name is David Smith. Personally, I am avid outdoorsman. Where some people’s idea of a vacation is sitting on the beach drinking daiquiris; my idea of fun is exploring the backcountry on extended hiking trips or expedition style climbing trips. Traveling to far away exotic places, meeting new people, discovering new cultures and seeing new and exciting wildlife is my passion.
Below is a quick list of some of my personal accomplishments and things I am proud of:
Climbed Mt. Elbrus in Russia 18,540’ high. One of the world’s seven summits.
Climbed Cotopaxi 19,340’ Tallest active volcano in the world.
Climbed 21 14,000’ peaks in Colorado
Logged more than 3000 miles of trails on 4 continents
I am a registered Exotic Feline Handler
Co-Owner of February Star Farm in Frederick County Maryland
Co-Owner of February Star Sanctuary a non-profit for feline and horse rescue
In additional here is a list of additional education and charity work that I have done:
I am an 8 year veteran volunteer for Yellowstone Forever.
I am CPR and First Aid certified
I am certified as a Wilderness First Responder
I am certified as an Interpretive Guide
Currently a Four year Volunteer with the Yellowstone Institute in Yellowstone National Park
Active member of the Feline Conservation Federation
Studied at Elon University Center for Environmental Studies where I took classes in:
Feline Conservation Federation Wild Feline Husbandry Course
Understanding of USDA and APHIS guidelines for wild animal care
Understanding of taxonomic classification of the family felidae and its meaning