I am coming to Douglas Land Conservancy (DLC) with over 20 years of conservation experience. Past professional experiences include working for Adkins Arboretum, a nativeecosystems arboretum, running my own native plant nursery, working for The ChesapeakeBay Foundation, and spending 12 wonderful years with the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy(ESLC).
In 2015, my family visited Colorado for the first time and fell in love. We decided to try to relocate and explored many opportunities to make that happen. Fortunately the stars aligned when the Executive Director position at Douglas Land Conservancy opened. The chance to work and play in the picturesque community of Douglas County is a dream come true. A long history of conservation and land trust work, including leading ESLC through national Accreditation, has helped prepare me for the challenge of leading Douglas Land Conservancy into the next phase.
DLC has had a phenomenal leader for over 20 years and filling those shoes will be a challenge and an aspiration. I look forward to continuing the great legacy, already established by Douglas Land Conservancy, to protect and conserve the natural and open space of Douglas County and surrounding areas, as well as working with the vibrant community.
Director of Outreach
Amy Graziano has been with Douglas Land Conservancy since 2014. She has served as the Project Coordinator, Director of Outreach, and is currently the Advancement Director. She is grateful for all the wonderful people she has met through the organization who share her passion for DLC and land conservation. Amy finds great satisfaction in the knowledge that all the DLC protected areas around the region will stay that way in perpetuity. The expansive views from atop Spruce Mountain make that her favorite DLC protected open space.
Amy graduated from the University of Kansas with both a bachelor’s degree and a serious love of Jayhawk basketball. Rock Chalk! She earned her Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management from Denver University.
Amy and her husband Anthony love to travel far and wide. They spent 2012 exploring the world with their two daughters, visiting more than 20 countries.
Sarah Corliss was raised in Boulder, Colorado. Graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degreein fine arts and worked as a graphic designer for most of her career. Sarah is married and raised her three daughters in Lawrence Kansas. Feel free to yell “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” any time. Several years ago, Sarah and her husband relocated and got involved in Castle Rock. Sarah particularly enjoys being a part of the Douglas County Open Space Tuesday Trail Crew which she was introduced to Douglas Land Conservancy. Sarah enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, skiing, and learning about the local flora and fauna. Sarah is currently the Stewardship Coordinator at DLC, and her favorite open space is Dawson Butte.
Hi, I’m Kaitlyn Stabell and I’m DLC’s Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator! I grew up in beautiful Washington state hiking, backpacking, skiing, and exploring all over the Pacific Northwest. I earned my B.S in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma before moving out to Fort Collins, CO for graduate school at Colorado State University (the sunshine is a nice change!) I will earn my Master’s in Conservation Leadership this December. I’ve spent a lot of time around the west doing wildlife research, habitat restoration, and conservation education. My biggest passion is wildlife conservation, and I’m so excited to help protect the lands and resources that we and the animals rely on here in Douglas County and the surrounding region.