Direct phone: 231.344.1015
Kieran joined the Little Traverse Conservancy in February 2000. A native of Wisconsin, he learned to love the outdoors by working on the then abundant small family farms and through excessive hunting and fishing. He traces his roots in conservation back to seeing the loss of habitat and farmland to suburbanization around his childhood country home. He studied wildlife ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he met his wife Anne while both of them were doing their graduate work. Anne and Kieran moved to Michigan in 1996 to work for the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. A few years later, they moved north to live in Bliss (literally!) – not far from where Anne grew up. Kieran started at LTC as a Stewardship Specialist then moved into land protection as the Offield Challenge grant sparked a dramatic increase in our land protection work. He became the Director of the Land Protection Program in 2006, and then directed both the Land Protection and Stewardship programs starting in 2013. He became the Chief Operating Officer in 2017.