David Marquis is a writer and activist who lives in Dallas, Texas. Throughout his career he has worked to create lasting, positive social change in the environment, education, and human rights. Raised in West Texas during the drought of the 1950s, he has had an abiding interest in water and in conservation issues. Coming from a family of storytellers, he has written and performed multiple one-person stage shows, including I Am a Teacher, which toured for almost twenty years. He dedicates his environmental work and advocacy to his three grandchildren, that he might leave the world a better place for them and for future generations.