Strategic planning, financial management, and information management are some of the experiences David Calle brings to the Land Trust from his over 20 years with global consumer products company Unilever. He grew up in a bi-lingual household in rural Maryland and recalls whitewater canoeing with his dad on rivers in West Virginia, western Maryland and Pennsylvania. Add to his resume extensive world travel, living in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and spending summers in Colombia, South America. His desire is to leverage his business experience toward the important work of preserving our natural heritage through the Land Trust.
When not visiting one of the Land Trust properties, David loves spending time outdoors, from the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve to the Green Bay Botanical Garden, and serves on the board of the Cultural Landscape Foundation.
David Calle first became aware of land trusts as a property owner on the eastern end of Long Island, NY where the Peconic Land Trust, a private conservation organization, works to preserve natural lands and working farms. “It was there that I saw directly the ability of land trusts to transform community, quality of life, and the local economy,” he shares.