Walker Holmes
Associate Vice President, Connecticut State Director

As our Connecticut state director, Walker Holmes leads park creation and land protection efforts in Connecticut and beyond. Walker leads a team of conservation and park professionals to ensure that everyone in Connecticut has close-to-home access to a great place to play outdoors. Under her tenure, the Connecticut team has deepened community partnerships and accelerated their work to build parks in high-need communities. She joined us in 2010. Prior, she spent 12 years with the environmental consulting firm Skeo, focused on community revitalization and contaminated property. She is an experienced outdoor and environmental educator and a former faculty member at The Mountain School of Milton Academy. Walker earned a BA in Classics from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale School of the Environment (then Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies). She serves on the Natural Heritage, Open Space, and Land Acquisition Review Board for the State of Connecticut. She is also a Lecturer at Yale School of the Environment, a past president of New Haven Land Trust, and a current board member of Gather New Haven. Walker lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her family, her dog, Onion, and six chickens all named Dorothy.