Staff  


Dan Eck

Chief Executive Officer

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"I'm grateful for the opportunity to continue George's legacy of ensuring that Austin and the Hill Country remain incredibly beautiful and healthy places to live and work, now and forever."

Frank Davis

Chief Conservation Officer  

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"I’m lucky enough to partner with private landowners to keep their land intact while preserving land, water, and wildlife resources. I love the Texas Hill Country because it’s like no other place on Earth, and I’m happy to help keep it that way."

George Cofer

Director of Government Relations

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"I was born into conservation. It’s been my life path since I first stepped outside at the old St. David’s Hospital in Austin."

Sarah Dean

Memberships, Volunteers & Special Events Manager  

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“I love to spend my time outdoors and I’m grateful to be part of this team, preserving the Texas Hill Country for generations to come!”

Cindy Holt

Director of Operations  

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" I feel proud and lucky to work with this group of dedicated and talented staff, directors and committee members."

Fleetwood Jacobs

Associate Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships  

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"There is nothing that I love more than spending time with my family in the beautiful Hill Country. I'm honored to be a part of this amazing team working to keep the Hill Country country -forever!"

Rachael Lindsey

Director of Science and Stewardship  

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"As a lifelong poet, naturalist, & spiritualist, I am honored to be on the HCC team using my words and actions to protect this paradise in perpetuity!"

Amanda Johnston

Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships

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I look forward to building lasting partnerships with local businesses and promoting Hill Country Conservancy’s work to ensure that Austin and the Texas Hill Country remain beautiful, healthy places to live, work and play, now and forever.

Butch Smith

Trail Project Manager

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"I love working on trails, and I feel fortunate to work at HCC, best organization ever!"

Carolyn Stephens

Social Media & Digital Marketing Specialist

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"I grew up riding horses in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! Being a part of an organization that is dedicated to preserving the rural heritage of the Texas Hill Country, is something that gives me great pride and joy! It is an honor, and privilege, to be a part of such a remarkable and driven team!”