Our projects are as diverse as our talents. Our Board of Directors, Advisors, and Staff have experience as educators, administrators, fundraisers, financial advisors, counselors, project managers, and are, of course, avid outdoor enthusiasts.

Heather Davis, Land Manager – Mountain Empire

Heather serves as BCLT’s land manager for the Mt. Empire properties, including ~3,500 acres in Potrero and Campo. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from SDSU (2001) and her Master’s degree in Geography with Natural Resource Management emphasis from SDSU (2008). Heather has substantial training and experience in implementing land management plans and programs for wildlife preserves and conservation lands. She is also an adjunct professor at Mesa College and enjoys sharing her passion for environmental sustainability with her students. Heather is the mother of two children and spends as much time outdoors with them as possible.

Kyler Pinkowski, Land Manager – Greater Alpine

Kyler is the Back Country Land Trust’s Land Manager for Greater Alpine. His focus is on land conservation, management, and restoration. Born and raised in the forests of Wisconsin, he grew up exploring all that nature has to offer. He is completing his Bachelor of Science in Restorative Ecology from San Diego State University. He is an avid hiker, conservationist, botanist, ichthyologist, and general outdoor enthusiast. Kyler has experience working with other local nonprofits on various other habitat restoration tasks including beach cleanups with I Love a Clean San Diego, and control of invasive species with Santa Barbara Creek Week.