Interim Executive Director
Scott Spear was appointed Acting Executive Director in December, 2020. Scott has a 20-year history with SRT, which, combined with his experience as a farmer, uniquely positions him as the bridge to our future leadership. As founding chairman of SRT’s Board, Scott was instrumental in the creation of our organization. As Acting Executive Director, he works closely with a team of senior staff and the Board of Directors as SRT continues its critical conservation, education, policy, and land management work.
Scott farmed most of his adult life in Tulare County and Southern Monterey County. He has been involved with land conservation for the past three decades, starting in 1995 with Four Creeks Land trust, one of SRT's predecessor organizations, and then SRT upon its establishment in 2000. Scott served as SRT's inaugural board chair, a title he held for fourteen years. After a sabbatical, Scott returned to the SRT Board in 2019. He currently serves on the Tulare County Ag Advisory Committee, which he joined in 2012. Additionally, since 2018 he has served on the California Roundtable for Ag and the Environment. Scott has two married daughters and three grandsons, all living in the Bay area.