David Mahood, LEED AP, is a sustainability consultant and environment writer and lecturer. He holds a BA from the College of Wooster, and an MBA in Sustainability from San Francisco Institute of Architecture. Mahood has 30 years of experience in commercial furnishings, which includes starting Olive Designs in 1998, a pioneer company in green furniture manufacturing. Olive Designs, LLC provides a range of sustainability training and consulting services for the hospitality, residential, and commercial furnishings industry. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including Interiors and Sources, Contract, International Ecotourism Society, The Environmental Blog, NEWH Magazine and Living Green Magazine. As of 2017, Olive Designs, LLC serves as the publishing agent for One Green Deed Spawns Another, a book that chronicles David Mahood's twenty-year quest for sustainability. Olive Designs LLC published Kings of a Lonely Kingdom in August 2021, which includes 10 years of Earth Day essays and original nature poems. Johhny and Me was published in August 2023, written by David's 89-year-old mother, Bobbi Mahood, with original photos by David's cousin, Kim Bedient. A heartwarming children's book that tells the story of a very little girl and the big horse she rides.