During his time at West Virginia University, Landon studied horticulture and wildlife sciences, while networking and volunteering with conservation organizations across the state of West Virginia and Ohio. His previous positions with Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources have instilled a strong interest in regional botany and ecology. In his free time, Landon enjoys hiking, fishing, and botanizing. Landon is passionate about the outdoors, land stewardship, and meeting like-minded individuals.