David Wilma has co-authored centennial histories of Seattle City Light and Children's Hospital of Seattle and researched and scripted an hour-long documentary about the Snoqualmie Falls power station. He has researched and authored hundreds of articles on Northwest history for HistoryLink.org, the free online encyclopedia of Washington State History, which he served as deputy director for five years. Some of his essays have appeared in the Seattle Times.
A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in history, Mr. Wilma serves on the Seattle Office of Professional Accountability Review Board, providing civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department. He volunteers as an advocate in court for abused and neglected children, and he worked for 30 years as a criminal investigator for the U.S. government and as a police officer. Mr. Wilma enjoys building furniture, going on cycling vacations with his wife of 37 years, and visiting a second home on Whidbey Island.