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  • Director of Development – Dutchess Land Conservancy
  • Home Base: Millbrook, NY

Tara Kelly, the Dutchess Land Conservancy’s Director of Development, left the city for the Hudson Valley with her family in 2002, and has never looked back. Through her work at the DLC she’s gotten to know the back roads and the hard-working farmers who produce the best meat, cheese, produce, and flowers. Every May the DLC holds a Spring Barn Dinner Dance in a local barn, and in October they hold their Annual Fall Country Lunch, two must-attend events on the Millbrook social calendar. As a member of the Millbrook Hunt Tara gets to commune with nature from horseback, as an avid gardener she takes regular trips to the Wethersfield estate for inspiration, and on the weekends she roams the countryside with her dogs.

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