Brian Ambrette

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Chesapeake Regional Network
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Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator
Maine Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future
Portland, ME

Brian grew up in Connecticut and has lived all over New England - Vermont, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Rhode Island, and now Maine. Brian currently works in the Maine Governor's Office on policy and programming to help Maine be reslient to the impacts of climate change. From 2014-2019, he worked for the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy in Maryland helping 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 Portland.