“Competition does not build communities. Collaboration builds communities.”
David Sands serves as a board member for Meeks Mountain Trail Alliance. He was born in Louisville, KY, and moved to Barboursville, WV at the age of 8. At a young age he quickly fell in love with the Mountain State and all that it has to offer. He has called WV home ever since.
David met his wife Caroline in 2007. When married, they choose to reside in her hometown of Hurricane. David loves raising his sons Benjamin, Collin, and Dylan in a community that continues to improve and grow.
David has been employed with CSX Transportation since 2009. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Marshall University in Natural Resource Management.
David enjoys fly fishing, trail running, trail building, and white water rafting. He is also a musician that plays guitar and sings. He loves spending time teaching his sons how to play instruments.
In his own words...
Why are you involved in MMTA?
I have a love of nature and being outdoors. When I discovered MMT, I was thrilled to help build a trail system that could be enjoyed by so many. I want my children to see the value of volunteering for a greater cause. It's awesome to see the amount of people that are happier and healthier because they are utilizing the trails we build. It’s a very rewarding feeling! I know that we are building something that will be used for generations to come.
If you could only pick one activity on the trails, what would it be?
Definitely running, with trail building as a close second. There is no better feeling than burning of some stream on a good trail run.
What is something no one else knows about you?
For years I was the lead guitar player in a rock band. Now the only gigs I get are sing-alongs at my boys' elementary school!
Building Trails, Building Community.