David Janka has been a year-round resident of Prince William Sound since 1977. In 1989 at the time of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, David and his family were care-taking a remote lodge on Glacier Island, 10 miles west of Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. Since then he has been involved in oil spill cleanup, research, public education, and environmental advocacy. He served as Executive Director of the Prince William Sound Conservation Alliance, as well as a coordinator and participant of the Valdez Local Response Program of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Since 1995, David has owned and operated Auklet Charter Services, a charter boat business based in Cordova, Alaska that specializes in scientific research and natural history cruises.