Our Staff

Alex Czayka

Chief Conservation Officer

Alex oversees all conservation projects the Land Conservancy works on throughout its 29-county service area. Some of his responsibilities include generating, funding, and completing unique and complex conservation projects including conservation easements, property acquisitions, property dispositions, carbon credits, mitigation and habitat restoration. In addition, Alex oversees the Land Conservancy’s project management, stewardship, public funding, carbon credit, public policy, GIS and IT programs. He is a member of the Land Conservancy’s management team and is the staff lead for the transaction review committee of the board of trustees. Alex is an active public speaker and has presented at several recent Land Trust Alliance National Conferences (Rally). He also serves on the board of Chagrin River Watershed Partners.

After graduating from Kent State University (BS Biology) and SUNY Brockport (MS Wetland Ecology), Alex went on to work for the U.S. Geological Survey, the Nature Conservancy and ultimately landed at the Land Conservancy in 2013. Alex started his tenure with the Land Conservancy as an Associate Eastern Field Director, in this role he worked primarily on conservation easements in a select geography in northeast Ohio.

Alex resides in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with his wife, son, two dogs and their flock of chickens.