, Executive Director
Tom has been Executive Director of the Little Traverse Conservancy since late 1984.
He currently serves on the Michigan State Park Advisory Committee, and was a member of Governor Snyder's Blue Ribbon Panel on Michigan State Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
was appointed by Governor Engler to the Michigan Water Resources Commission
in 1993 and subsequently to the Technical Advisory Board of the Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund
, which he
chaired for two years.
He has also served on the National Land Trust Council of the Land Trust Alliance.
He was co-founder of the Top of Michigan Trails Council and also the Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy, which serves as a coordinator, policy voice and think-tank for Michigan's land conservancies.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Park and Recreation Resources from Michigan State University, and also pursued graduate study at MSU in the fields of land use, resource economics and environmental law.
Before joining the Conservancy, Tom spent six years with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
He was previously a citizen representative and lobbyist for several local, state and national conservation groups, and first testified before the US Senate Interior Committee at the age of 17.
He is a former National Park Ranger, and also worked as a fishing guide in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where he grew up.
resides near Petoskey, Michigan.
Direct phone line: 231.344.1001.