Head of SLO's Land Conservancy to take job in Ojai

Brian Stark, executive director of the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, announced Thursday that he is leaving the organization to take a job in Ojai.

He will be replaced by Bob Hill, the conservancy’s director of conservation. He will take over March 1. Stark will become the conservation director for the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.

One prime consideration for taking the Ojai job is the fact that in August he married his wife, Amy, who lives in Thousand Oaks. The move will allow him to live with his family there and avoid weekly commutes.

“I think I have the best job in the county,” Stark said. “This will be a hard job to walk away from.”

Stark has worked for the Land Conservancy for more than 15 years, with the last five and a half years as executive director.

– David Sneed