- River News
- Support our Work
- Mississippi River Challenge
- People & Places
- About the Mississippi
- Our Programs
- About FMR
- Contact Us
Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area
Member of FMR staff since: May 1998
Duties: Coordinates the Land Conservation Program. Works with public and private landowners and partnering conservation organizations to protect, restore & enhance ecologically important natural areas. Grants manager.
Education: Doctorate in Public Administration, Hamline University; M.A. Public Administration, Hamline University; B.S. Outdoor Education, Northland College
Professional experience: Prior to joining FMR, Tom worked in the Office of Planning at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and at Carpenter Nature Center, where he served as Senior Naturalist and Volunteer Coordinator.
Family: Married, three children (and the entire family enjoys the outdoors, with preferences ranging from canoeing to camping and birding).
Quote: “The Mississippi River? Where’s that?”
FMR accomplishments most proud of:
Hobbies: Bird watching, cooking, canoeing, camping, good music
Favorite author: Jim Harrison
Favorite musicians: Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz
Favorite location on the river: The overlook at the Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area. It is spectacularly spectacular. River Oaks Park in Cottage Grove is no slouch either.
Favorite bakery: Fire Island Rustic Bake Shop
Last big vacation: Vancouver Island, British Columbia