Stuart Hamilton - Geographic Information Scientist

Stu Hamilton (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor of GIS and the GISM Graduate Program Director at Salisbury University, MD. He was formerly owner of Gulf Coast GIS and helped found the GIS center at the College of William and Mary. Stu is a certified GIS professional (GISP) and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society (FRGS). He has published over twenty GIS-based peer-reviewed journal articles in top journals such as Nature Climate Change (NCC), Nature Ecology and Evolution (NEE), and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) as well as authoring two remote sensing books. He has twenty years’ experience building geospatial models to meet the needs of both research and industry. He has recently returned from Africa where he completed a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for terrestrial and floating solar panels in-and-alongside Lake Victoria.


Stuart Hamilton's Press Releases

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Introducing The Land Group: Experts in Land Brokerage and Consulting in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia

November 5, 2019
SALISBURY, MD – NOVEMBER 5, 2019 – The Land Group, led by Founder Ben Alder, has opened its doors in Salisbury, MD. The Land Group provides land brokerage and consulting services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Today, the “We Sell Dirt” group represents the largest portfolio of land available to purchase in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, [.. Read the full article ..]
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Land Report 2020

A Year in the Dirt: The Land Group Releases 2020 Land Report

February 1, 2020
SALISBURY, MD, FEBRUARY 2020– The Land Group (TLG) is starting off 2020 with the fifth release of their annual Land Report.  After closing on 60 tracts of land totaling over 7,500 acres with more than $37M in total trade value Ben Alder of TLG is energized by the success and looking forward to 2020.  “The market in 2019 showed [.. Read the full article ..]
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The Land Group Team

The Land Group Celebrates One Year Anniversary

August 14, 2020
First Year Marked by Rapid Growth and Expansion into Solar Consulting SALISBURY, MARYLAND, AUGUST 14, 2020 – The Land Group, the largest singularly focused land company in the Chesapeake Bay Region, recently marked their first full year of business.  “After opening the office in the Summer of 2019, then quickly expanding into other land markets [.. Read the full article ..]
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Our Team

Ben Alder

Ben Alder

Principal and Founder
Broker of Record – Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia
[email protected]
443-865-1344

Since 1997, Ben’s career has been focused on the natural resources field. During his studies at The George Washington University, he completed bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science, Biology and completed course work for his Master of Arts in Environmental Resource Policy.


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Nick Campanaro

Partner, Sr. Land Advisor
[email protected]
443-465-3520

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He proceeded to work for Charles River Associates in Boston as an economic analyst specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Nick started with The Land Group in 2013 as a junior advisor/analyst. In four years, he was promoted [.. Read more ..]


Doug Williams

Doug Williams

Partner, Sr. Land Advisor
[email protected]
410-726-1831

Born and raised on the Eastern Shore, Doug Williams grew up on family farms in western Wicomico County. This early lifestyle contributed to his amassing knowledge and understanding in all aspects of agriculture. An avid outdoorsman, Doug has a thorough understanding of deer habitat, state hunting regulations and managing property for wildlife enhancement. In addition [.. Read more ..]


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Bobby Gorski

Land Advisor
[email protected]
302-542-5724

Bobby was born and raised in Dorchester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. His love for wildlife and the outdoors led him to West Virginia University (WVU) where he earned a BS degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources in 1994. During and after college, he spent 10 years working at Environmental Concern, Inc. (EC) where he [.. Read more ..]


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Jeremy Bertier

Land Advisor
[email protected]
443-375-2905

Jeremy was born and raised on his families 165 acre farm in Union Bridge in Northwest Carroll County. Jeremy and his wife currently farm this land and operate it as a diverse operation consisting of 75 head of angus cattle, a group of Berkshire pigs, Non GMO row crops and premium quality hay and pasture. [.. Read more ..]


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Jack Boniface

Land Advisor
[email protected]
443-752-9130

Jack was born with a love for dirt. His passion for farming led him to the University of Maryland where he earned a B.S. in Agricultural Science and a certificate in Ag Business. Since 2016, Boniface has been assisting farmers in making profitable seed decisions on their row crop and forage operations across Maryland, Delaware [.. Read more ..]


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Jodi Pries

Land Advisor
[email protected]
302-270-5165

Jodi is a Felton, Delaware native who grew up working on her family’s farm, a grain and vegetable operation with a roadside produce market. She now owns and manages 350 acres of farmland. This love of all things agricultural took her to Auburn University, where she graduated with a degree in Agricultural Economics, later earning [.. Read more ..]


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John Campagna

Land Advisor
[email protected]
410-303-8156

John helps clients sell and buy working lands including farms, forests, renewable energy sites, conservation lands, and hunting preserves. He is experienced in all aspects of land use regulations, land entitlement process, and land conservation programs.  Over the past two decades John has worked with a wide range of constituents (investors, landowners, government agencies, NGO’s, [.. Read more ..]


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Beth Hill

Land Advisor
[email protected]

Dorchester County native, Beth Hill has been involved in forestry and the community her entire life. For over 20 years she worked in various capacities at one of the largest sawmills on the Eastern Shore. During her tenure with the company, she managed thousands of acres of land for timber production, wildlife habitat, and recreation. [.. Read more ..]


Dallas Harrington 2024

Dallas Harrington

Land Advisor
[email protected]
(443)926-1393

Born and raised in Berlin, Maryland, Dallas Harrington grew into an avid deer, turkey and waterfowl hunter.  After graduating from Flagler College with a business degree, Dallas decided to merge his degree and passion into a career and formed Non-Typical Outdoor Supply in 2018 – a hunting store and archery pro shop in West Ocean [.. Read more ..]


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Lara Jennings

Land Advisor and Conservation Services
484-614-7417

Growing up on a farm, Lara Jennings knew she wanted to help farmers and those who appreciate the great outdoors. She attended the University of Delaware because learning more about the environment and natural ecosystem processes would allow her to help landowners manage their properties. 


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Minh Vinh

Land Advisor

Minh Vinh was born and raised in the Southern region of Vietnam, where agriculture was dominant in the form of rice farming. In 1992, he came to the United States, residing in San Diego, California while attending San Diego State University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences. Minh’s love of farming [.. Read more ..]


Sue Hudson

Land Advisor
[email protected]
302-448-9727

Sue is a native to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and her professional background ranges from teaching the Science’s at the college level to the medical industry where she managed a testing laboratory. Building on her love for the outdoors, Sue has been working in the land industry for more than five years. Sue’s accomplishments [.. Read more ..]


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Jeff Hutchinson

Land Advisor
[email protected]
304-382-8292

Jeff Hutchinson is a Land Advisor with TLG, serving landowners and land buyers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He learned to appreciate the outdoors on his family’s 500-acre homestead in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Mr. Hutchinson has a long history with forestry dating back to 1986 when he graduated from Penn State University with a [.. Read more ..]


Stuart Hamilton

Stuart Hamilton

Geographic Information Scientist

Stu Hamilton (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor of GIS and the GISM Graduate Program Director at Salisbury University, MD. He was formerly owner of Gulf Coast GIS and helped found the GIS center at the College of William and Mary. Stu is a certified GIS professional (GISP) and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society [.. Read more ..]


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Brian Morris

Land Advisor
[email protected]
410-708-1984

Born and raised on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore, Brian grew up working the land. As such, he spent many years involved in cash grain farming as well as trucking. This led to a sales position at Delmarva Kenworth. In addition to working with The Land Group, he presently farms fresh market produce. Brian has a [.. Read more ..]


Collin Tokosch Land Advisor

Collin Tokosch

Land Advisor
[email protected]
410-991-8498

Prior to joining The Land Group, Collin spent twelve years leading sales for successful startups in the Association and Event Tech space.  His love for hunting and the outdoors led him to purchase his own farm in Cambridge, Maryland.  Through the management of his farm, Collin has garnered experience and knowledge of state, federal and many non-governmental conservation organizations and programs. 


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Will Fehrenbacher

Land Technician
[email protected]
410-693-9933

Will grew up in Queen Anne’s County where he acquired a fundamental understanding and respect for our landscape through hunting and fishing. He graduated in the Spring of 2022 from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. While not at school during the winters, Will spent his days guiding waterfowl hunts [.. Read more ..]


Coleen Sheridan

Executive Office and Brokerage Coordinator
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Born and raised in Baltimore and after residing in Carroll County, Maryland for over 20 years, Coleen relocated to the Eastern Shore in late 2014. Her background includes legal and administrative positions in larger and boutique law firms in Baltimore, as well as mid-sized firms in both Towson and Westminster. Prior to joining The Land [.. Read more ..]



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