Representing the Friends of the Branch River Watershed and the Lakeshore Invasive Species Management Area
Tom was Department Director for the Manitowoc County Soil & Water Conservation Department for 32 years. Prior to arriving in Manitowoc County, he worked in the Eau Claire County Zoning office. After graduating college at UW-Stevens Point with a degree in Natural Resource Management, he dairy farmed with his parents for two years. Tom has facilitated the development of a number of citizen organizations in Manitowoc County such as the Friends of the Branch River, the Manitowoc County Lakes Association, Pigeon River Watershed Monitors, and Groundwater Guardians. He was past State President for the Soil & Water Conservation Society and helped re-organize the State chapter to improve operations, organized and was a charter member of the Great Lakes Non-point Abatement Coalition (GLNAC). He currently serves as the Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for Manitowoc County and helps direct the Lakeshore Invasive Species Management Area.