Tom serves as chief land preservation officer of the American Battlefield Trust, the nation’s largest non-profit battlefield land preservation organization. To date, the Trust has saved over 56,000 acres of significant Civil War, Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields in 25 states, significantly expanding many national, state and local parks and creating new parks and trails. More than half of the land saved is in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Since joining the Trust in 2005, Tom has overseen all land preservation activities, including fee simple and conservation easement transactions; land dispositions; project financing, including local, state, and federal government grant funding; and GIS mapping. He holds a bachelors in economics from the College of William and Mary and an Executive MBA from George Mason University.
When not in the office, Tom enjoys spending time paddling and tending his crab pots and oyster garden at his home on the Bay in White Stone, Virginia.