David Chiarito

Position: Executive Director

Executive Director

MS Experiential Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
BS Outdoor Recreation, Unity College, ME

Prior to assuming the role as Executive Director at Embark at Flathead Valley, David served as Director of Outreach for six years. David has been working in the therapeutic field for over twenty years. He began his career in wilderness therapy in the mid-1990’s and has since worked with adolescents, young adults and their families in a variety of contexts. Over the years, David has balanced his therapeutic work with a healthy tenure of recreational guiding including whitewater rafting, kayaking, and fly fishing.  David has been with Embark at Flathead Valley since the Spring of 2016.

What makes you happy about working at Embark at Flathead Valley?

Working with young folks has always been my passion. Regardless of the context, I enjoy the perspective of young folks and enjoy encouraging them to see a world full of opportunity.

What are your interests outside of work?

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys doing all of the outdoor activities Montana has to offer.