Program Director

“I love working to protect the most beautiful and productive places in the Gallatin Valley. ”

Brendan works on land conservation and community trails projects as GVLT Project Manager. Prior to joining GVLT, Brendan facilitated partnerships between outdoor adventurers and researchers, and guided field science expeditions as Program Director at Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. Brendan previously worked as a forester and ecologist at Vermont Family Forests where he assisted public and private landowners to conserve the health and productivity of their lands. Brendan has also instructed a forest stewardship course at the University of Vermont (UVM) and ran a community forestry program at the University’s research forest. Brendan has been a wildland firefighter for the Forest Service and ski patrolled for several years including an 18-month stint on skis with consecutive seasons in the U.S. and New Zealand. Brendan’s project management experience includes initiatives to utilize local, certified lumber in community building projects, to identify and protect habitat for endangered bats, and to engage community volunteers in backcountry wildlife camera surveys. Brendan studied economics and english as an undergraduate and completed a Master’s degree in Natural Resources with a focus on Ecological Planning at UVM. When not at work, Brendan spends as much time as he can trying to keep up with his two energetic daughters and wife on the trails and ski hills in and around the Gallatin Valley.