Brian Straniti
Outreach and Preserve Manager

Brian Straniti, joined the DLC in September of 2021. His responsibilities include identifying new, and strengthening existing, relationships within Dutchess County and beyond. This is accomplished by adding support to education, stewardship, and development staff projects, while using his social science background to explore new engagement opportunities to further the DLC’s mission. Brian has a distinct emphasis in his work on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. He has accomplished social science projects for The Nature Conservancy including an ethnographic research project based on equitable conservation practices with in the organization. Brian has a MS in Cultural and Environmental Resource Management from Central Washington University as well as a BA in Geography with minors in Anthropology and Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University. Brian loves mountain biking, hiking, brewing beer, quoting The Simpsons, and hanging out with his kids.