David Tanis

Director of Recreation and Wellness, Interlochen Arts Academy


David began his Interlochen career in 2017 as the Director of Recreation and Wellness.

Prior to Interlochen, David spent 15 years with the Kellogg Company, where he helped develop and implement their North American wellness strategy. During that time, he was fortunate to work with over 17,000 employees spread over 96 locations. Throughout those 15 years, he was able to listen and implement programs that mattered most to the employees.

David has always had a passion for working with young adults. He spent over 10 years creating high school lacrosse programs, becoming only the third NCAA women's lacrosse coach in the state of Michigan. David is happy to bring his passions together at Interlochen; developing quality wellness programming for the students, faculty, and staff.