Former Executive Director | Eagle Valley Land Trust
Jim Daus joined Eagle Valley Land Trust in 2014 as its executive director, bringing with him a strong conservation and real estate background. Actively involved in the community, Jim is a member of the Vail Valley Partnership Economic Advisory Council, the CSU Extension Advisory Council and frequently attends community planning meetings to encourage progressive land conservation techniques.
Originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area, but traveling west regularly for outdoor adventures with his family, Jim moved to Colorado in 1992 to follow his passion for the mountains. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College and an MBA in real estate development and finance from the University of Colorado. After working in commercial real estate brokerage and development for 13 years, he decided his true passion was in protecting and preserving land and began working for Boulder County Parks and Open Space in 2006. During his 8.5 years at Boulder County Parks and Open Space, he completed nearly 100 different open space acquisitions and conservation easements protecting more than 3,500 acres of land.