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Kyle grew up exploring the forests and streams of New Jersey’s Sourland Mountains. He learned to enjoy working on and for the land as a farm hand and with an agricultural non-profit in New Jersey. With the West calling, he moved to California and completed a graduate program at San Diego State University focused on land use change and rangeland conservation in San Luis Obispo County.
In addition to his graduate studies, he worked as a program assistant for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey. Kyle worked with a team to acquire land and build New Jersey’s first incubator farm designed to offer low-cost acreage to new sustainable growers.
From oak woodlands to rocky shorelines and coastal peaks, he joined The Land Conservancy to help protect and conserve the County’s diverse landscapes. In his free time he enjoys trail running, hiking, playing guitar, and traveling with friends and family.