Our Story

Birdnest Consulting was founded by David and Jennifer Conover with the goal of giving back to the communities where we live and travel.  Over the years, our paths have taken us to Sitka, Alaska and Monmouth, Wales; St. George, Utah and Austin, Texas; Redlands, California and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Baltimore, Maryland and Fidalgo Island, Washington State; Southern Oregon and Central Vermont; and Kyiv, Ukraine.  

We’ve worked as educators at public schools in Alaska, California, Texas, and Vermont. We spent nine years teaching overseas at American international schools in both Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. 

David was a wilderness guide leading backcountry expeditions Alaska before spending twelve years directing summer camps for teens with Longacre Expeditions in New England and the Pacifica Northwest. He started the campus outdoor recreation program  at California State University, San Bernardino and later led UH Outdoors the University of Houston. 

Jennifer spent years as a professional photographer with a portfolio that includes corporate marketing and events.

David has worked as the athletic/activities director at three K-12 schools and has been actively involved in starting community sports programs everyplace where we have lived. 

Jennifer has extensive background in the field of early childhood education, has served on the board of a Waldorf school, and worked as a nature school curriculum developer. 

David served as the executive director of several nonprofits including 4K for Cancer and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County. 

We even had a (very) short-lived (and unsuccessful) stint as circus performers

The common thread of all these experiences is two fold – a commitment to be actively engaged with the communities where we live & travel and a drive to find joy in all that we do.  

What We Do

With over 40 years of combined experience in the fields of education; camp & sports management; nonprofit leadership; fundraising & organizational development; and marketing & communications – we are uniquely qualified to help your organization #dogoodwork

Contact Us

Interested in learning more? Contact us for a free consultation at  goodwork@birdnest.consulting or (541) 930-9568

Odd but True: Jennifer was once paid for a corporate photography gig with a year’s worth of Chick-fil-a gift cards.

Odd but True:  David was once the #1 ranked pickleball player in Eastern Europe and is the founder of the Ukrainian Pickleball Association.