A native of Dartmouth, Massachusetts Leif found his love for the outdoors on a horse farm where he learned his first lessons in hard work and what it meant to take pride in your work, two lessons that he’s carried with him throughout life. 

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BS in Wildlife Management and Ecology Leif went on to pursue his dreams of seeing the world.  He’s studied jaguar predation on sea turtles in Costa Rica, sea turtle nesting in Ten Thousand Islands, conducted camera trap studies on the Cape Cod National Seashore and tracked wolves and mule deer through the mountains while working on a ranch in western Idaho.

Although his experiences are varied, he is particularly keen on studying the many ways that people benefit from wild places and on giving those places a greater voice in our society. 

Leif joined the Conservancy in October 2015.

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