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Dave Claycomb

Board of Directors | Treasurer

“Serving on the Legacies’ Board is a natural extension of my personal and familial ties to Laos and its people. My wife and her family are Laotian and I have studied the history of the region and have travelled there extensively. I have listened to many first-hand accounts of life in Laos during and subsequent to the Secret War and I feel obligated to do whatever I can to help resolve the scourge of UXO in this wonderful part of the world”.

My Story

Dave Claycomb is the founder and former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc. (HELIX). From 1991 until 2020 he proudly guided the establishment of HELIX as one of California’s most respected employee-owned environmental planning firms employing approximately 200 staff members in 7 offices throughout the state.

In 2008 Dave relinquished the HELIX CEO role to follow other pursuits, however, in 2012 he was asked by the firm's Board to renew his day-to-day involvement with the company as the firm’s Northern California Regional Manager, a post he held until 2020. He is currently the Principal of Green Valley Planning, LLC and a minority Partner in KI Investment Holdings, LLC.

Dave also sits on the Board of the San Diego Habitat Conservancy, a successful non-profit land conservancy that he helped to establish in 2000 and he is a Board Trustee of the San Diego Botanic Garden. In 2008 he endowed the David Claycomb Environmental Sciences Scholarship at the University of New Hampshire and in 2009 he was presented the Outstanding Contribution to the Environmental Profession Award by the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals.  He is also a regular advisor to other for-profit and non-profit boards regarding strategic planning and ownership/leadership transition.