David Cook received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with a focus on contemporary dance, performance, and history. That experience gave rise to his belief that art (like recovery) is best done in community. David has co-taught performance with his twin sister as members of the mixed-ability dance company Buen Viaje. He has also been a Shambhala Buddhist practitioner for eight years and currently hosts a group for Young Meditators at the Portland Shambhala Center, facilitating practices in meditation and embodied listening. He loves to cook, bike, write poetry, and encourage others on their journey.