Jim Brown serves as Director of TrailNation™ Projects at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy – helping manage the development of trail networks across the country. Prior to that he served as project manager for the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network. He knows the value of trails—connecting people to nature, fostering community development, and bringing tangible benefits to local communities—in Baltimore and beyond. At RTC, Jim puts his passions to professional use by providing technical assistance to communities pursuing new trails, managing various capacity building programs, building diverse coalitions, locating resources, and working with partners to build and maintain trail networks across the country.
Jim has experience in urban environmental education, community development, and international nonprofit issues; previous professional credits include working for the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks and serving as a natural resource management Peace Corps volunteer in rural Tanzania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in landscape architecture, and his academic research and ongoing projects have been presented at international greenway planning, landscape architecture, transportation, and urban design conferences.
A native Baltimorean, Jim lives in Remington with his wife and two young sons.