Krista Magaw, Executive Director
Krista Magaw, an experienced administrator of nonprofit organizations, became TLT's first executive director in October 2001.
In addition to carrying out day-to-day administrative tasks, Magaw brings her extensive professional experience in program development, planning, and fund-raising to bear on TLT's increasingly crowded agenda.
Krista earned an undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Cincinnati and a graduate degree in public policy from Duke University.
Michele Burns, Associate Director
Michele joined the TLT staff in August 2008. She manages special fundraising events, educational outreach, the AEPP application process, and general land preservation in her capacity as associate director.
She and her husband, John DeWine, are owners of the Flying Mouse Farms, known for their tasty maple syrup and other produce.
Cathy Holcomb, Office Manager
As our Office Manager, she manages a wide variety of our day-to-day tasks, including bookkeeping, database management, general office support and pipe unfreezing.
She is a lifelong resident of the Miami Valley and a graduate of the University of Dayton. Cathy lives in Springfield, with her husband Jim, their youngest child, Tess, and their various 4-H livestock.
George Bieri, Easement Monitor
George grew up in Yellow Springs. During the 30 years that his father taught biology at Antioch, George traveled extensively with him to visit native environments. For eleven months during his college years, George traveled to Mexico, Central America and the Amazon. After returning from Arizona, George enrolled in the Dayton Area in the intensive study of woodworking and cabinetmaking in the school of hard knocks. George and his wife Abby Cobb have five children.
Mike Haubner, Easement Monitor
Mike retired as OSU Extension Ag Agent for Clark County. We were able to lure him out of retirement with the promise that he did not have to work in the winter. Mike monitors our agricultural easements.
Mike and his wife, Debbie, spend winters in Florida. He has been known to send the office reports of the glorious weather they are enjoying while the snow is flying in Ohio.
Ben Silliman, Easement Monitor
Ben is the newest member of the Stewardship Team. He has a degree in Forestry.
He has also taken on documentation/baseline projects, as well as, monitoring properties.
Doug Bailey, Documentation Specialist
Doug photographs, researches and drafts the baseline documentation for some of our easements.
Julia Cady, Land Preservation Adviser
Julia Cady is the immediate past-President of the Tecumseh Land Trust. She donated an easement on her family's farm in Clark County, and continues her outstanding educational work on behalf of the land trust with local governments and interested landowners as a volunteer. She also managed the Federal Farm and Ranchland Protection Program application process. She is also a master weaver, and spends her spare time rehabbing old homes to their former glory.