David Metler is a PhD candidate and co-author of The Wise Parent Study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Human Development and Family Studies. Metler's research focuses on the ecology of the child with a central focus on the intersection of well-being, social justice, and practical wisdom. He is the EcoWell Initiative coordinator at the School of Human Ecology, SoHE, which engages the SoHE community in practicing well-being and social justice habits of mind and skill. He is also a musician who likes to express himself through song-writing with the help of guitar, piano, and drums. Dave is a contributing editor for Kindred and joined the board of directors for Families for Conscious Living in 2015.