Tom oversees WWF’s conservation efforts around the world. This includes places such as the Amazon, the Arctic, Coastal East Africa, and the Himalayas; species such as sea turtles, tigers, and polar bears; and thematic areas including freshwater, people and conservation, and wildlife trade.
Since joining WWF in 1993, Tom established the Greater Mekong Program while living in Vietnam and Laos, and he played a leading role in developing some of WWF's most prominent programs including the Amazon Regional Protected Areas Program (ARPA) in Brazil and the Terai Arc in Nepal and India.
Prior to WWF Tom worked at the National Parks Conservation Association, Wilderness Society, and as a ranger in the Mount Hood National Forest.
Tom holds a master's degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He shares his passion for wildlife and the great outdoors with his two daughters, Chloe and Cynthia.