Seeing a need for a full-time easement monitor, Groundswell created a new position and hired Brandon to be the Easement Stewardship Manager in March 2023. He’s excited to join such a welcoming staff and is looking forward to meeting landowners with a shared commitment to conservation along with other members of the Groundswell family.
Before joining Groundswell, Brandon managed lands in the City of Madison’s Conservation Park system for 11 years and was a crew leader for a local environmental restoration company before that. He moved to Madison in 2006 looking for a new adventure and earned a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a focus on ecological restoration in 2009.
A passion for prairie and oak savanna landscapes is what initially attracted him to Wisconsin and he has since truly come to fall in love with southern Wisconsin, particularly the Driftless area. When not at work or volunteering, he spends time canoeing Wisconsin’s rivers, reading history, natural and otherwise, growing and making good food, and exploring/ traveling.