Brian Ambrette

Regional Network: 
Chesapeake Regional Network
Class Year: 
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
Easton, Maryland

Brian grew up in Connecticut and has lived all over New England - Vermont, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Rhode Island. In 2014, he moved south and joined the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy in Maryland. He works with local, regional, and state leaders to assess the risks associated with sea level rise and to understand opportunities to plan resilience into their communities. Following a passion for all things water-related, he has worked as a boatswain on traditional sailing schooners and as a varsity coach and program director at a nonprofit community rowing club. Brian also worked with the Environmental Defense Fund in donor engagement and with The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut on conservation and planning tools for coastal resilience. He has a special interest in combining community engagement with coastal resource management which he pursued earning a Master’s degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. His bachelor’s degree in physics and geology is from Middlebury College in Vermont. Brian lives with his wife in Easton, Maryland and can be found early in the morning on the roads and waters of the Eastern Shore training for triathlons.