David Coss came to New Mexico in 1959 from Southern Illinois. His parents delighted in their new physical and cultural surroundings here and shared this delight with the 5 Coss kids. Summers were filled with camping and fishing in northern New Mexico and winters included sledding and the fragrance of piñon and juniper smoke in the cold, Santa Fe air.
He received a degree in Wildlife Science at New Mexico State University and a master’s degree in zoology from Southern Illinois University. David has completed a career in environmental protection and natural resources management for New Mexico while continuing to hunt, fish, camp and hike here.