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

Nicole Tavenner, Consultant

Nicole Tavenner provides technical and concept support for A VOICE. She is a photographer and owner of Piknik Studios, that specializes in contemporary portraiture. Nicole also heads-up the Graphic Farm a digital design and consulting service. She teaches photography at Salish Kootenai College and is a photographer for the Valley Journal Newspaper.