Connor joins ABC with a background in private land conservation and collaborative partnerships in the intermountain west, Canada, and East Africa. His work has largely focused on the nexus between livelihoods and conservation, striving for answers to the elusive adage of living on the land ‘without spoiling it.' He is motivated by models of land use that bridge human well-being and biodiversity. As a coordinator, he builds partnerships that strengthen outcomes for birds, wildlife and people. Connor earned a B.A. in studio art, a B.S. in fish, wildlife and conservation biology, both from Colorado State University and an M.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Manitoba, Canada.