Linbert was raised in rural Belize. In his mid-teens he moved to Belize City to pursue his education and now lives in the city with his wife and daughter. Linbert holds an Associated Degree in Business with a major in accounting. He has worked for the past 22 years as an accountant in various positions in Belize. In addition, Linbert has developed a leather upholstery business and become certified as an advanced leather worker.
Linbert worked in the tourism field at Turneffe where he developed an affinity for conservation and the protection of Turneffe Atoll. Although this is his first position in the conservation field, Linbert has a passion for conservation and believes strongly in sustaining the resources of Turneffe for the benefit of Turneffe stakeholders and Belize.
Executive Director in United States
As US Executive Director for Turneffe Atoll Trust, Conrad will lead TAT's US based efforts to conserve and protect Turneffe Atoll. His efforts will focus on increasing awareness of Turneffe's special and unique attributes and on fundraising for TAT's various programs. His efforts will allow TAT to advance its land acquisition and protection efforts; create its envisioned center for Ecological Restoration and Stewardship at Blackbird Caye; finance essential research and further develop critical alliances with Turneffe's commercial fishermen, all of which are critical to TAT’s success.
Conrad’s background includes leading land trusts in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Sonoran Desert and the heartland of the United States. Most recently, Conrad served as the Executive Director of Whiterock Conservancy, a 5,000 acre Iowan landscape which works to restore native oak savannas and tallgrass prairies, to demonstrate sustainable commercial agriculture, and to provide outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. In fact, Whiterock Conservancy is the third largest recreation area in Iowa.
As the Executive Director of the Anza-Borrego Foundation, located in the Sonoran Desert of Southern California, Conrad worked to conserve wildlife habitat and support the recreational and public education mission of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP). At nearly 1,000 square miles, ABDSP is the second largest state park in the continental United States.
At the Teton Regional Land Trust, Conrad served as the Executive Director working to conserve and protect critical wildlife habitat, prime agricultural lands, and strategic open spaces to maintain migratory pathways for large game in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Conrad’s passions include building broad engagement and support for the conservation and protection of unique and irreplaceable landscapes and the threatened species that inhabit them. His enthusiasm for preserving these special places fuels his efforts to find broad solutions through which environmentalists, outdoor recreationalists, and economic production interests can all benefit from participating in a lasting legacy.
Conrad spent his early childhood in Central and South America, his youth in New Hampshire, and many years in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana where he completed his education. He holds a BS Degree from Indiana University in Public Affairs with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Public Administration. He has spent 20 years leading nonprofit organizations, seven of them during which he served as a nonprofit turnaround specialist. Conrad and his wife currently live in San Diego County California, in the middle of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Lisa is an environmental scientist with California State Parks and they have two sons in college preparing for environmental conservation careers. Conrad travels nationally to meet with potential TAT supporters, to make compelling presentations for the protection of Turneffe Atoll. Whenever possible, he can be found fly fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling at Turneffe.