Randy Curtis

Randy Curtis

Retired Senior Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy, Washington, DC, USA

Randy was born in Washington DC in 1950 and raised overseas in four countries where his father was posted. He attended Bowdoin and Thunderbird where he focused on African political modernization and economic development in Latin America. After college he helped co-found a statewide community land trust and a low-income housing initiative in Maine and then worked for a micro-credit organization in Costa Rica and a Nebraska-based irrigation company targeting Spain and Africa. From 83 to 86 he helped start a grain shipping company focusing on African famine relief using a new technology of destination bagging equipment at the arrival ports saving significant time and shipping costs. Randy joined The Nature Conservancy in 1987 as Costa Rica Director and then, until 2017,  he worked on international conservation finance and policy measures worldwide.  He and his wife Callie bought their home in Blue Hill 15 years ago after the last of their 3 children went off to college and they were both able to work from here for each summer when Callie wasn’t in Southern Africa working on HIV/AIDS and  other international public health issues.  Randy and Callie love hosting family reunions, hiking,  sailing, and reading.