David is a grandson of Dr. Bronner and has been President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps since 1998. He pioneered the use of 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles for the liquid soaps and a hemp/recycled paper blend to package the bars. Under David’s leadership, in 2003, Dr. Bronner's was one of the first brands to certify their soaps, lotions and balms under the USDA National Organic Program. Today Dr. Bronner’s is coordinating certified fair trade projects for all major ingredients, including olive oil from the West Bank and Israel, coconut oil from Sri Lanka, and palm oil from Ghana. David was the main coordinator of the Hemp Industries Association’s successful multi-year litigation against the Drug Enforcement Administration to protect sales of Hemp foods and body care in the United States (2001-04). He is a board member of both the HIA and Vote Hemp, and is working to bring back hemp farming in the US. During high school and college summers, David worked for his father Jim’s consulting company, Bronner Chemical. David graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Harvard University in 1995, and was a mental health counselor afterward in the Boston area for two years, before joining Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps in 1997. Born in Los Angeles in 1973, he now lives in Encinitas, California with his wife Kris and daughter Maya. He enjoys coaching his daughter’s soccer team and dancing late into the night.