David Boylan

David Boylan

Buildings and Grounds Manager

I grew up in Woodstock and started out as a visual artist, and over the past 20 years I have worked as a teaching artist, assistant preschool teacher, house painter, woodworker, art handler, warehouse manager, and most recently as the Facilities Director at Art Omi, a sculpture park and artists’ residency center in Ghent, NY. All of this experience has led me to where I am today, and I am thrilled to be joining MWS as the Buildings and Grounds Manager. 

What I love about buildings and grounds, and education, is that there is always something to do and the needs of people and programs are everchanging, and that the act of problem solving is endlessly creative. If I can improve something and make the site safer, or someone’s job a little bit easier, then I have succeeded. I knew that this would be the right place for me when I saw the care and appreciation MWS has for the natural environment. I believe that we are not owners but guests and caretakers on the site, and we must treat it with ultimate respect.

When I am not at work I am at home in Catskill with my partner, six year old child, chihuahua, and cat, learning to play guitar and making stuff and out of old junk.