Jamison has led Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) as its executive director since 2013, building on 20 years of experience in natural resources management, land conservation and business development. As a great, great grandson of John Muir’s sister, Margaret Muir Reid, conservation runs in Jamison’s blood. He grew up reading John Muir’s writings, which were proudly displayed in his childhood home in Contra Costa County. His interest in conservation led him to earn a degree from UC Davis in environmental biology with an emphasis in conservation biology. He spent the next 12 years as a field and wildlife biologist, while simultaneously earning a master’s degree in biological sciences. He served as executive director of the Northern California Regional Land Trust for eight years before coming to MALT.