A Quinault citizen, David Montgomery has served as the Budget Officer of the Quinault Indian Nation since 2009. In this capacity, Montgomery has played an instrumental role in the development and institutionalization of Quinault's Q-munity Roadmap performance-based budgeting process, which takes a strategic approach to tribal program and service delivery to ensure that the nation's allocation of its financial resources advance its long-term priorities. He has made presentations around the world about Quinault's groundbreaking Q-munity Roadmap initiative.
From the Sotomish family of the Quinault Indian Nation, Montgomery attended Olympia High School in Olympia, Washington, and subsequently obtained a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Saint Martin's University. He previously served as Corporate Director of Communications for the Quinault family of enterprises.