Board Member since 2019
Brian Ritter serves as the Executive Director of Nahant Marsh and the Coordinator and Faculty for Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Conservation program and is part of the EICC’s EARTH Center, a National Science Foundation initiative to help America’s community colleges prepare the nation’s environmental workforce. Brian started his career his career with EICC in 2002 as science faculty, and has been serving as Nahant Marsh since 2007. Brian has a BS in Psychology with a minor in Biology from St. Ambrose University, an MS in Community Health from Western Illinois University with additional advanced coursework and training in biology, wildland firefighting, and wetland ecology. Brian serves on the Friends of Fairmount Cemetery and Prairie, the Schuetzen Park Gilde, the Partners of Scott County Watersheds Board, the Scott County Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Advisory Committee, the Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center Advisory Committee, and the Louisa Ecological Area Advisory Committee (Big Sand Mound). In his free time, he enjoys working on his small farm, hiking, biking, and traveling.
Brian lives in the Kickapoo Slu-Mississippi River Watershed.