Dr. David W. Randle holds a B.A. from California Lutheran University, an M-Div. from the Iliff School of Theology, and a doctorate in Spiritual Disciplines, Wellness and Environmental Concerns from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.
He currently directs the Sustainable Tourism concentration for the University of South Florida College of Global Sustainability and serves as president and executive director of the WHALE Center, and Managing Director of the International Ocean Institute Waves of Change initiative. He serves on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)'s Education & Training Working Group, and the board of directors for the Florida Society of Ethical Ecotourism.
As the first ordained environmental minister in the nation, Dave has successfully coordinated a national campaign to preserve water, wildlife, and wilderness areas on behalf of the Pitkin County Commissioners, served as political and environmental advisor to John Denver, and initial program development coordinator for John Denver's Windstar Foundation.
Dave is currently Managing Director for the Waves of Change International Ocean Institute Campaign, which focuses on the protection of coastal habitat and marine environments through the Blue Community program.