ORLT Staff

Larry Levin - Executive Director

Levin brings substantial professional and community leadership experience to the position. An attorney by training, he has served in nonprofit and business management capacities in real estate, conservation and communications. He succeeds retiring Executive Director Peggy Horner.

Most recently, Levin has led his own consulting company, Larry Levin STL, LLC, and founded the digital news site STL Nonprofit News, which provides podcasts, stories and other resources about the St. Louis region’s nonprofit landscape. His past professional nonprofit work includes service as Publisher/CEO of the St. Louis Jewish Light news organization, and as St. Louis Office Director for the national Trust for Public Land.

Levin has served as board president of the Ladue Education Foundation, St. Louis Civic Orchestra and Missouri Coalition for the Environment, and has been a member of a number of other boards.

Contact Information: larry.levin@ozarklandtrust.org , 314-420-0460

abigailAbigail Lambert, River Stewardship Project Coordinator

Abigail has worked for Ozark Regional Land Trust since 2001.  Her primary assignment is to develop and administer land and river protection in the upper Meramec River watershed.  Abigail assists private landowners to find and tailor conservation tools that meet their needs and at the same time protect the natural resources of the property. Abigail was born and raised in St. Louis.

She has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from University of Arizona and a master's degree in Environmental Management from Duke University.  Before returning to St. Louis and joining ORLT in 2001, she served as the sole staff person with Lower Shore Land Trust in Maryland for four years. Abigail’s love of birds started in Maryland and is one of the reasons she loves working at ORLT and protecting bird (and other wildlife) habitat in the Ozarks.

Contact Information
Gray Summit, MO

Kelly O'Mara - Conservation Projects ManagerKelly O’Mara, Conservation Projects Manager

Kelly joined Ozark Regional Land Trust in December, 2016 after 16 years of service in the Biology Department at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She earned degrees from Auburn University and University of Missouri – St. Louis in agriculture and ecology/conservation. Since 2009, Kelly has worked with numerous conservation agencies: The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozark Regional Land Trust and United States Forest Service to draft baseline documentation reports for conservation easements.

A Missouri native, Kelly grew up camping, hiking and fishing in the Ozarks. As the Conservation Projects Manager, she’s excited to share her love of the Ozarks with prospective landowners who are passionate about protecting the amazing Ozark landscape and culture.

Contact Information
St. Louis, MO

Nic Rogers - Stewardship SpecialistNic Rogers, Stewardship Specialist

Nic has been with Ozark Regional Land Trust since December 2016. A natural outdoorsman, he followed his passion and received his B.S degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from the University of Wyoming in 2012. Following time working with the US Forest Service, Nic worked for the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation working alongside private landowners on complex projects.

He moved to Missouri in the fall of 2015, and immediately volunteered with Missouri River Relief where he is now a member of the Board of Directors. Nic enjoys the complexity of stewarding land conservation projects and he especially likes learning about the unique histories and passions of all ORLT’s easement landowners.

Contact Information
Columbia, MO

Kathy Lee, Administrative Assistant

Kathy has worked for Ozark Regional Land Trust since 2016. Kathy is the Administrative Assistant and works with the day to day office operations to include membership, bookkeeping and preparing outreach materials. Kathy was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She has a B.S degree in Management from Park College in Parkville, MO. Kathy served in the United States Air Force and has been stationed in San Antonio Texas, and Germany serving in Airfield Management and as a Professional Military Education Instructor.

Kathy is a runner, having completed 7 marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2009. With her bike, “Dewi”, she has logged thousands of miles riding the Katy Trail. Kathy also enjoys bike-packing and camping along the trail. Working at ORLT gives her an opportunity to help make sure future generations will be able to enjoy the outdoors and our natural resources as she does.

Contact Information
Columbia, MO (Main Office)