Dave Johnson is Founder and principal author at Seeing the Forest, and a blogger at Speak Out California.
Dave is a frequent public speaker and talk-radio guest and a leading participant in the progressive blogging community. He does a regular weekly segment on the popular Fairness Doctrine radio show.
A featured contributor at Huffington Post,
his work also appears at many other sites including Open Left, AlterNet, MyDD and Common Dreams.
Currently Dave is a Senior Fellow with the Institute for the Renewal of the California Dream working on progressive messaging, a Fellow at Campaign for America's Future, where he writes about issues involving American manufacturing, trade, what might be called industrial policy and a Fellow at the Commonweal Institute, where he researches and writes about the relationship between corporations and democracy.
Recently Dave helped co-found Carbon Tracing, Inc., the company developing the desktop systems to validate carbon trading in the US.
Before starting Seeing the Forest, Dave had over over 20 years of technology industry experience and has previously held senior industry positions including CEO and VP of Sales and Marketing. His earlier career included technical positions, including video game design at Atari and Imagic, and he was a pioneer in design and development of productivity and educational applications of personal computers.