David Bolling

David Bolling has lived in the Valley of the Moon since 1976, which makes him a relative newcomer. His media career has spanned daily and community newspapers, local, regional and national magazines, radio,  television and documentary films, and in a parallel life he has been an environmental activist and author.

Bolling has conducted more than 2,000 interviews with subjects ranging from U.S. presidents to prostitutes, from film stars to famous dogs (really). He has won more than 50 state and national awards for his writing, editing and photojournalism, and for his documentary film, “Living and Dying on Everest.” 

He has traveled from Mt. Everest, to Siberia, to the Great Barrier Reef, witnessing the effects of climate change and covering stories of adventure, environmental loss and survival. 

After serving eight years as editor of both the Sonoma Index-Tribune and SONOMA magazine, he resigned and, in 2015, launched Valley of the Moon magazine with a select core of co-workers.

In occasional tangents from the mainstream he has variously been a meditation teacher, a whitewater river guide and organizer of environmental forums in remote regions of the world.

David lives in Glen Ellen with his wife, three daughters, a cat and a dog.