David Hansen is a columnist for the L.A. Times' Weekend section and Daily Pilot. He has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, journalism and photography. A former daily newspaper editor and reporter, David has held top positions at several newspapers and written for many publications. His work has been published in the Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Puget Sound Business Journal and many others.

David earned an M.B.A. in technology and innovation management from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, and a B.A. in journalism from California State University, Sacramento.

He is a devoted dad to three sons and lives in Laguna Beach, Calif., where he recently took up scuba diving.