Ozark Land Trust 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: [email protected], 314-420-0460

abigailAbigail Lambert, River Stewardship Manager

Abigail has worked for Ozark 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 OLT 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 OLT and protecting bird (and other wildlife) habitat in the Ozarks.

Contact Information
[email protected]
Gray Summit, MO

Haley Smith, wearing a maroon sleeveless shirt. Haley Smith, Conservation Manager

Haley has worked for Ozark Land Trust since 2022. She assists private landowners find and tailor conservation tools that meet their needs and at the same time protect the natural resources of the property.

Haley earned a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, and has previously worked in conservation in the Ozarks with the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks prior to joining OLT. She's also worked in Minnesota, Alaska and Oregon before coming back to the Ozarks.

Taylor in a black shirt, standing in front of wildflowers.Taylor Dye, Conservation Specialist

Taylor Dye stewards and monitor many of OLT’s conservation easements.

Taylor has worked at the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks as their Lead National Park Service Conservation Specialist. She has worked on prairie restoration, prescribed burns, trail building and more. She holds a degree in Environmental Biology and Evolution from Missouri State University.

She resides in and will work from her in the greater Springfield, MO area.