David is a sixth generation Texan with deep family roots in Lufkin and Columbus TX. He attended Texas A&M University in College Station receiving a BBA in Finance and a Master of Land Economics & Real Estate. He then moved to Houston and began his career as a multi-family real estate developer working for several national developers building apartments throughout Texas and Colorado. David and his wife Jacque have 4 kids ages 12, 6, 5, and 2…three girls and a boy. The Koch’s live in the Stratford area and are members of Houston’s First Baptist Church.
David has a lifetime passion for hunting, conservation, and preserving family hunting heritage. He grew up chasing deer and ducks along the Neches River outside of Lufkin with his dad and brother Joey. He now spends most of his spare time guiding his kids on hunts at his family ranch in Columbus, TX.
While attending Texas A&M, David started the Texas A&M Ducks Unlimited chapter which grew to be the biggest university chapter in the country. He then was chairman of The Woodlands and Houston DU chapters breaking several national fundraising records. This led to serving on several state and national leadership positions within DU including, University Coordinator, State Campaign Chairman, and the National Event Management Committee which dictates policy and procedures for chapters across the country.
He is also a Region IV Co-Chair for Gear Up for Game Wardens which falls under the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation. Region IV covers Houston and most of southeast Texas. Gear Up provides specialty equipment for Game Wardens such as drones, night-vision, airboats, radios, etc.
David recently served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2022 and 2023 Houston Safari Club Foundation Convention. He is looking to continue the Volunteer Coordination position but would like to expand his footprint with HSCF by joining the HSCF Board of Directors.