Green Festival Speakers

David Reid


Reid grew up on small organic farms in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A born explorer and outdoorsman, he has travelled, lived, and worked around the globe. After careful planning over several years, Dave recently quit a successful career as an international project engineer for Philips Healthcare's ultrasound products in order to work fulltime on developing the sail transport concept in the Puget Sound. He is now the proprietor of Sail Transport Company, a local CSA that delivers organic produce via sailboats.

Reid is also coOrganizer of Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (SPOA), an active member of Sustainable Ballard, a lifelong environmentalist, and a believer in living within one's means, personal or planetwise. Through the Sail Transport Company he is bringing food from local farms to kitchen tables using only wind, tide, and human ingenuity; it is one of the most challenging and rewarding projects he has ever undertaken.