Greg Shaheen

Greg by sea
Title

Director of Conservation and Stewardship

Languages Spoken

Multilingual: Spanish, Arabic

Bio

Pronouns: he/him/él

Greg spent his childhood living at the foot of the Shawangunk ridge in Kerhonkson, a place that continues to nourish him and inspire him as a land steward. He studied Earth and Environmental Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Wesleyan University, which led him to live and collaborate with multicultural and multireligious communities in a region of Lebanon where his ancestors are from. This included the establishment of a community-based environmental center, land stewardship and permaculture, and educational and peace-building activities with Syrian and Lebanese youth. 

Greg also worked for several years as a freelance Spanish interpreter in Philadelphia and New York City and spent time volunteering on projects related to community development, music, and agroecology in Cuba and Colombia. He has enjoyed a natural transition back to Ulster County, where he is deepening his relationship with the land and people, and is grateful to do this in collaboration with the KLT team with a focus on equity and reciprocity.  

In his free time, Greg enjoys meditating, trail-running with friends and dogs, rock climbing, kitesurfing, camping, and playing drums. 

Title

Director of Conservation and Stewardship

Multilingual: Spanish, Arabic