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.

Jacob Dioli, Land Manager – Greater Alpine

Jacob 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 Harbison Canyon, he grew up exploring all that Alpine has to offer. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Ecology and a minor in Sustainability. He is an avid hiker, rock climber, gardener, birder, and general outdoor enthusiast. Jacob has experience working with other local nonprofits on various other habitat restoration tasks including documenting the spread of the invasive Goldspotted Oak Borer to Coast Live Oaks on BCLT preserves in the Mountain Empire.