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Mike SzymkowiczAssociate Director of Stewardship

Mike Szymkowicz is committed to being a good steward of land. As the Associate Director of Stewardship, Mike helps landowners navigate their conservation easement, manage Land Trust owned lands, and is often out in the field meeting directly with landowners of protected properties.

Mike developed a love for outdoor places while growing up in Upstate New York, often fishing the rivers with his father or exploring his family’s property with friends. After earning a bachelor’s degree from The State University of New York at Potsdam, Mike relocated to Nashville where he became involved with The Land Trust as a passionate stewardship volunteer. Today, as a full-time member of our team, Mike serves as a great steward for the beautiful Tennessee landscapes he now calls home.

When he is not exploring Tennessee’s green spaces with his wife and family, Mike can be found enjoying live music, trying new places to eat, or working on a home improvement project.

Looking out over a protected property with the landowner is the best part of my job. There is mutual sense of comfort knowing the land we are looking at in that very moment will look similar in 5, 50, and 500 years.