David M. J. All

David M. J. All

American Changemaker for a Better World

David All is a multi-talented Changemaker dedicated to uplifting rural communities and driving positive change in America.

As a Cidermaker Apprentice at the historic Laurel Spring Cidery in Pennsylvania, David is learning the ancient art of cider-making under the tutelage of his uncle, Dr. David C. Sterner, the cidery's esteemed master cidermaker and CEO. In this role, David also serves as the Head of Sales and Marketing, blending his passion for craftsmanship with his expertise in strategic communication, marketing and community building.

But David's impact extends far beyond the cidery. He is a renowned storyteller, having created and hosted more than 80 in-person events, and a seasoned and trusted marketing consultant for small businesses, farmers, makers, and organizations in his local community. Drawing on his experience as a former speechwriter in the U.S. Senate and Communications Director for U.S. House of Representatives Leadership, David is a pioneer in the field of strategic communication, having built the first social media agency in Washington, D.C.

This commitment to creating positive change extends to David's ongoing work and groundbreaking research in the opioid epidemic, conducted in partnership with The Ohio State University. Through this critical work, David has identified gaps in the treatment and recovery services ecosystem for local communities, which he has coined "Recovery Deserts." This research has helped inform policies and interventions to address this pressing issue and support those struggling with substance abuse in urban and rural areas.

Through his talents, positive energy and persistence, David continues to make a lasting impact, one story, one cider, and one community at a time.

Here's a breathtaking look from our orchard at Laurel Spring Cidery
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Awards and Recognition

  • Blockchain Breakthrough for a Better World
    HeroX with Coinbase Giving and Base11 · Seattle, WA · 2022

  • Nominee, Embrace Civility Award
    City of Beverly Hills · Beverly Hills, CA · 2020

  • Person to Watch in Columbus
    Columbus Monthly · Columbus, Ohio · 2017

  • Everyday Superhero
    Inspire the World Day · Columbus, Ohio · 2015

  • First Place - Startup Pitch Competition
    Startup Weekend · Columbus, Ohio · 2015

  • Best Use of Digital/Broadcast
    PRWeek Awards · Washington, DC · 2012

  • Award of Merit for Best Interior Tenant Space up to 10,000 sf.Award of Merit for Best Interior Tenant Space up to 10,000 sf.
    NAIOP · Washington, DC · 2011

  • Marathon Finisher (03:51:42)
    San Francisco Marathon · San Francisco, CA · 2011

  • Most Innovative Product of the Year
    Reed Awards · Washington, DC · 2010

  • Best Use of Social Networking Technology
    Reed Awards · Washington, DC · 2010

  • Best Use of Social Media
    Pollie Awards · Washington, DC · 2010

  • Best Use of New Technology
    Pollie Awards · Washington, DC · 2010

  • Best Facebook Page
    Pollie Awards · Washington, DC · 2010

  • Best Facebook Application (act.ivi.st)
    Pollie Awards · Washington, DC · 2010

  • Best Blog, National Politics ("TechRepublican")
    Golden Dot Awards · Washington, DC · 2009

  • Top Five Trust Agent Changing the Face of Twitter
    Fast Company · Washington, DC · 2009

  • Top 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics
    World eDemocracy Forum Awards · Paris, France · 2008

  • Rising Star
    Campaigns & Elections · Washington, DC · 2008

  • People's Choice Award for 2006 Online Politician of the Year (Jack Kingston)
    Golden Dot Awards · Washington, DC · 2007

Career Highlights

  • Opioid epidemic visionary changemaker and organizer, Recovery Deserts Project
  • Published co-author, "Opioid Treatment Deserts: Concept development and application in a US Midwestern urban county" PLOS ONE
  • Blockchain social impact visionary and independent innovation advocate
  • Speechwriter, US Senate
  • Communications Director, US House of Representatives Leadership
  • Recognized with 19 prestigious awards for work spanning diverse industries, continents, cultures, and communities
  • Organized 78 in-person events elevating 337 speakers with 5,530 attendees at inspiring venues including the National Press Club, Guggenheim Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, Postmasters Gallery, Bright Moments NYC, The Capital Factory
  • Pioneered social media and Web2 in politics and grassroots advocacy
  • Independent marketing and growth consultant for Google, Intel, Lenovo, Better Business Bureau, Burning Man and dozens more
  • Thought leadership pieces published in The New York Times, Politico, Washington Post, PR News, Huffington Post and many more
  • Polished media personality appearing on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC
  • Graduated 20-week cooking school in Los Angeles, CA

Change in America One Story at a Time

David is the visionary co-author of groundbreaking research aimed at solving the opioid epidemic by revealing Recovery Deserts in America with data. [1] [2] [3]

David versus the Opioid Epidemic
Discussing my work in the opioid epidemic in Ohio and calling for more teamwork between disparate organizations and the communities working to address the ch…

This transformative work addresses underserved communities trapped in opioid addiction without adequate resources by creating an innovative algorithm that identifies areas in dire need of services. David’s unwavering commitment to solving America's opioid epidemic continues as he strives to implement his long-term vision, one Recovery Desert at a time. Join him in making a difference by reaching out today.