ABOUT ME

All my life I have loved three things: writing, airplanes and chess.

I began writing in the desert as a young U.S. Marine. The Iraq War had just begun. Through the war I carried notebooks in my rucksack. To this day, I still do.

Iraq shaped my life in profound ways. The experience fueled my desire to understand people. I try to contribute to their well-being. My writing grew from those tough, formative years.

I was born to fly. I love the freedom of being in the air. After the military I pursued a career in aviation. I was fortunate to resume government service to help people traverse the skies safely. Best of all, these days I am finally getting my private pilot license.

Ten years after my war experience, I started a chess club in my city. This act of service led to new opportunities to inspire people through STEM outreach.

I embrace a singular passion for learning that has no limits.

Solving problems for a safer world and helping others is most important to me.

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Philosophy

I connect people — using story and idea as the prime mover for change.

Passion

I thrive on discovering and sharing insights that change lives.

Origin

I am an American from a strong family with history of commitment to nation and community. As a global citizen, I carry their torch of service.

ACCOLADES

  • United States Marine Corps Veteran
  • FAA Managers Association – National Vice President
  • Shenandoah Valley Chess Club – Founder  
  • STEM Flights – Advisory Board
  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum – Board Member (2017-2020)
  • Developer and advocate in nonprofit sector for education and the arts
  • Polymath published in literary, academic, and trade journals
  • Researcher in systems theory, machine learning, and data analytics
  • STEM advocate

 ENDORSEMENTS

AVIATION SAFETY 90%
EDUCATION 87%
NONPROFIT ADVOCACY 93%
STRATEGIC PLANNING 93%
SYSTEMS THINKING 98%
COMMUNICATIONS 96%

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W David Hubbard author and educator

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