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Brian Hagenbuch

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Brian Hagenbuch

Executive Director
Steep Rock Association

A good day for Brian Hagenbuch is a day in the woods. Raised on a small truck farm in Pennsylvania, he spent most of his childhood exploring fields and forests where he fell in love with the natural world.

After a 25-year career in academic teaching and administration, he brings broad leadership experience and a background in place-based environmental education, invertebrate conservation, invasive species, and the influence of ecological disturbances on forest ecosystems.

He’s earned degrees in entomology from Penn State and University of Florida as well as a PhD in environmental studies from Antioch University-New England. Brian can often be found hiking with his four-legged field assistant (Cody), bicycling backroads, kayaking local streams, enjoying local foods and beverages, or relaxing with a good crossword puzzle!