Andy McDowell provides leadership of the Land Conservancy’s natural areas and agricultural conservation efforts in the western part of our service region. Andy worked as a Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks naturalist and as the vice president of exhibits and building operations for the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland before joining the Land Conservancy in 2006. He also worked as an adjunct instructor at his alma mater community college where he instructed forestry and wildlife management courses.
Andy grew up working on his family’s farms in western Pennsylvania which has helped him establish solid relationships with farmers across northern Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.