Whether taking rejuvenating walks along the New Hope Creek, or exploring the breath-taking beauty and wildlife in the Appalachian Mountains, Jeff is usually thinking about some angle of the many intersections of nature, economics, and community. Those thoughts have led him to focus his professional efforts on exploring, understanding, and ultimately saving unique places. His mission in life, outside of being a loving husband and dad, is helping everyone else in the world to do the same.
Bret has spent much of his career in the landscape architecture and land planning field creating sustainable and ecologically sensitive development projects in the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. During a seven week trip in Gore Range of Colorado early in his career, he questioned this career path. He made the revelation that all development has an impact, good or bad, on the environment. Since this crossroads he has strived to protect the land that is most sacred, and where impacts are made, they are seen as beneficial to the environment and future generations.
Michael was born in the Southwest, grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has lived many places in between. From all of his experiences with place, he has gained an understanding of the deep ties and relationships people have with place no matter where they are or where they live. Michael’s work in land and water conservation and spatial technologies allow him the opportunity to help give a voice to everyone who cares about the places they live, work and share with the ones they love. Michael lives with his beautiful wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.