Susan Buchanan is currently the Executive Director of Tall Pines Conservancy, an accredited land trust protecting farmland and water resources in and around lake country of Northwestern Waukesha County. Before joining Tall Pines in 2008, she served as Executive Director of WasteCap Wisconsin, a non-profit environmental organization that promotes waste reduction and recycling programs for businesses. Susan has ties to Waukesha County, having been the Executive Director for the Waukesha Business Improvement District for 7 years-an organization charged with revitalizing downtown. She is a licensed real estate broker, served on the Shorewood Plan Commission, and the board of directors for Town & Country RC&D. She is also active with “Friends of Farmland Protection,” advocating for farmland preservation initiatives in the State. She is chair of Gathering Waters' Land Trust Council. Susan and her husband own two farms, one on Washington Island and the other in Windsor, Connecticut.