David was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. After the dream of a pro baseball career faded away, he moved to the mid-west and then eventually settled in Eugene for grad school at the University of Oregon. He worked at Nike for several years and left there to start his own company.  He is the President and co-founder of 503 Media & Events. Their website Do503.com connects people with amazing things to do in Portland. Additionally, one of the flagship events that 503 produces is TEDxPortland, through this experience he met Cody and his family. He and his wife Reegan have two young children, Wyatt and Nora. Wyatt’s favorite place on earth is Harper’s Playground, soon to be Nora’s too no doubt.

Harper's Playground is special for so many reasons, the inclusive nature of the design, the grass roots connection to community and the family behind it, to name a few. It is an honor and privilege to be involved spreading the idea around Portland and the World.

David Rae
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