Growing up in Arlington, Virginia, Tom was surrounded by hundreds of acres of woods and streams near the Potomac River. It was this early connection with the outdoors coupled with a high school class in environmental chemistry that led Tom to dedicate his life’s professional and volunteer work to protecting the natural world, and helping others develop the same passion that he has. Tom maintains that the connection of youth to nature is important for kids’ self-development, stress management and overall life quality.
Tom is committed to growing the NatureBridge Mid-Atlantic Region and helping to make the campus financially vibrant, strong and self-sustaining. He is currently the President & CEO for the American Wind Association in Washington, D.C.