It has not only been a pleasure to work alongside David as a co-teacher, but also to observe his work with the students. He empowers students on the Reservation in a unique way and gives them ownership of their communities through photography and reflection. During an intensive summer course, we combined photography with writing to prompt students to think critically of their surroundings and themselves. His process allows students to engage with hands-on activities that give them true knowledge of what they're doing. David displays tremendous patience with the individuals that he works with and ensures understanding before moving on to the next step of the learning process. The photographic process instills a sense of individual pride in the products students create.
- Alexander Herlich, Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound, Pablo, Montana

Jenifer Blumberg, Consultant

Jenifer Blumberg is currently the Executive Director of The Nest, a private nonprofit established to provide trauma-informed services to pregnant and parenting young women in Lake County and the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. Jenifer has been involved with nonprofits and a grants writer for many years. In December of 2011, Jenifer became a grandmother, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Jenifer has supported David Spear and his work for over a decade, and expects to be a fan forever.