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David Howell

Title: Geologist, artist, wine enthusiast


David Howell was a research geologist with U.S. Geological Survey and a professor at Stanford University where a popular course was the Geology and Wines of California. In retirement he has been a Director of the Windham World Affairs Council, a Steering Committee Member of the Walpole International Affairs Discussion Group, a Trustee to the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, an active member of the Walpole Artisan’s Cooperative, lecture at Distant Hill Gardens on topics such as New England tectonics, continental glaciations and all about water and recently organized and now heads the purchase of the Hooper Golf Course. He continues to teach a Stanford on-line course “exploring the wines and geology of California and France”, consults with vintners in California, regularly leads geology and wine tours in France and California and continues to paint scenes and people of the local area. 

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