The Team

David Good – President and Executive Director

David Good was born on November 2, 1986 at the Bryn Mawr hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He is the son of a prominent American anthropologist, Kenneth Good, and a Yanomami indigenous woman, Yarima. The story behind his parents’ marriage captivated the world as their unique romance and relationship captured the interest of major television agencies, news outlets, and magazines. David attended East Stroudsburg University where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology. He is an active member of the Explorers Club and conducts research as a visiting scientist at Rutgers University. He teaches biology at Northampton Community College. His mission is to preserve and document the knowledge and culture of remote native groups.

Kenneth Good, Ph.D. – Yanomami expert adviser

Kenneth Good is a prominent American anthropologist. A recognized expert on the Yanomami of Venezuela, Mr. Good received his PhD from the University of Florida. Among his other professional accomplishments, Mr. Good was invited to work for two years at the Max Planck Institute of Munich with Nobel Laureate Konrad Lorenz, and is a Fulbright Scholar. His book Into the Heart, concerning his life and work in the Amazon of Venezuela among the Yanomami, was the subject of an award-winning film by National Geographic, and is required reading for Peace Corps Volunteers. He is widely published in national and international journals.

Ryan Daly – Volunteer

Ryan Daly is a Social Studies teacher at Westfield High School in Westfield, NJ. He graduated from Montclair State University with a bachelor’s in History in 2008 and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Educational Administration at Kean University. Ryan was teaches a unit on indigenous cultures which includes a section on the Yanomami. He and his students support the Good Project by hosting David as a speaker and fundraising. Ryan’s experience as an educator and organizer will support the mission of The Good Project.