Wade has over 20-years of experience working in land conservation and environmental restoration, and he currently works as a Senior Project Manager and the JEPS Conservation Fellow with the Trust for Public Land’s Colorado & Southwest Office. Wade has lead on a diverse range of land conservation projects and initiatives across variety of landscapes, including Fishers Peak State Park, agricultural and water conservation in Colorado’s Upper Arkansas and San Luis Valleys, local park and open space projects with the City of Denver, the City of Greeley, the City of Loveland, Adams County Open Space, and the U.S. National Park Service.
Wade holds a B.A. in Environmental Biology from Colgate University, a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University, and studied wildlife management in Kenya. Wade has been published in the Carolina Planning Journal, and he has received awards from the Colorado Lottery, the National Association of Counties, LiveWell Westwood, the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas, and the Lake County Open Space Initiative.