The Monkey Trap by Melia's Papa


dave and melia head shotDave Room is black man of diverse origin, born in San Francisco, raised in Berkeley, educated at Stanford and living in Oakland.  He has roots in several communities, including the Bay Area, people of color, and eco-sustainability.  But his most important identifier is Melia’s Papa.

Dave is exceptional at initiating and sustaining community and environmental actions and handing them off to capable and interested people. His unique perspective is informed by his various work experiences in management consultant, internet startups, starting a trading company specializing in International foods, and building two localization organizations.

He is now working as an Energy Preparedness consultant and has a contract to coordinate the Local Clean Energy Alliance and as a strategic consultant for Bay Localize, an organization that he co-founded. He bikes most of the time and attends local events with his daughter and folks that are doing positive things. He was a key member of the Oil Independent Oakland by 2020 task force.  Dave gives talks, presentations, and workshops on a frequent basis and is a solo performer.

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    About Melia’s Papa

    Brotha from the Bay - Papa of his Inspiration - Solo Performer
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