David Sayson graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering). He is a businessman who started a successful computer telephony company. As a visionary in the technology industry since the early 1990’s, he holds patents in the telecom and internet fields. Subsequently he was the VP of Business Development for Aastra Telecom’s North American operation. Since 2011, he has focused his engineering and business skills on improving the way food is produced utilizing aquaponics: a synergistic growing technique in which both fish and plants are grown together in the same system. By growing food in a natural ecosystem, water consumption and environmental pollution are drastically reduced. David helps people learn, build, and grow their own food by offering everything required to succeed with aquaponics, including workshops, research, consulting, and system kits and components.