Conservation Project Manager
Gaston Farmer serves The Land Trust as a Conservation Project Manager. Based in Chattanooga, Gaston works one-on-one with landowners and like-minded organizations to conserve Tennessee’s natural character. On a personal level, he believes in the unique power of connecting people to the open spaces and he brings a true passion to his role.
Born in the Chattanooga, Gaston has deep roots in the region: his ancestor served as mayor of the city back in 1880. After venturing to Georgia, Gaston returned to Chattanooga in 2010 to work for Rock Creek Outfitters managing several of their store locations. Over the past decade, Gaston has built strong ties to the community, especially within the outdoor industry. Prior to joining The Land Trust, he worked for Outdoor Sports Marketing as their Field Service Representative and subsequently with the Lula Lake Land Trust.
Gaston currently serves on Advisory Boards for the City of Red Bank’s Parks and Recreation Department and TwoBikes Chattanooga. He is also the Advocacy Director for Chattanooga’s Southern Off Road Bicycle Association, where he has also held previous volunteer roles focused on stewardship, trails, membership, and marketing.
Outside of work, Gaston is likely on a bike or amongst the flora and fauna. During recent years, his adventures have taken him on two trans-continental bicycle tours, instilling an everlasting appreciation for the spaces he’s been fortunate to travel through. Back home, Gaston has served on the Board of Directors for the Chattanooga chapter of Bike Walk Tennessee. Currently, he is the Stewardship Director for Chattanooga’s Southern Off Road Bicycle Association. He has previously held the volunteer positions of Trails, Membership, and Marketing Director.
It is a privilege to work with those who share the common goal to protect and preserve the natural resources and open spaces that compose our great state of Tennessee. I can think of no better team to be a part of and to carry out these efforts than The Land Trust for Tennessee.