This month we welcomed Dan Ford to the Landscape team as Product Manager.
Dan studied environmental science, earning a triple major in agriculture and natural resource management, wildlife conservation, and entomology at the University of Delaware. After taking a course in geographical information systems, he also became deeply interested in mapping, cartography, and conservation technology.
Dan grew his knowledge in both environmental science and mapping tech while working on natural resource protection, regulatory compliance, and siting projects at consulting and engineering firms. He expanded his skillset while working at a geospatial software company, contributing to community projects that had a positive civic, social, and environmental impact. Dan has also presented at conferences around the country and abroad about technology.
Prior to joining the Landscape team, Dan worked at a regional land trust, Heritage Conservancy, where he focused on leveraging technology for property acquisition and stewardship. As part of his work, he evaluated several options for land conservation data and project management and chose Landscape!
Now, Dan is excited to focus on supporting land conservation at a broader scale by helping to make Landscape the best tech solution for land conservation.
Dan loves to learn, and spends most of his free time [after the kids go to sleep] studying new software technologies, designing maps, and planning his next backpacking trip.
We got to know Dan first through the excellent tickets he would submit to the help desk (yes, tickets can be excellent!). We’re excited to welcome someone to the team who has spent significant time working with Landscape and who loves maps as much as we do. Dan will be assisting us with many things around the office, but will be concentrating on product development.