Al De Reu, TreeKeepers Program Manager

Al serves as the TreeKeepers Program Manager. He had been an Openlands member and TreeKeeper for several years before joining the Openlands staff. Prior to joining Openlands, Al was a Senior Editor in education publishing working on math textbooks for nearly 10 years. He also previously taught ACT and SAT test prep courses, managed a wine store, and worked at several nurseries. He studied forestry before earning his degree in math and minor in Spanish. As a former resident of Fort Sheridan, Al has a personal connection to the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve. This inspires his appreciation for urban forestry, open spaces, and environmental education.


  • BS, Mathematics, Northern Arizona University