Tom is a forest ecologist with almost 40 years of experience in forest management planning, research and monitoring, quality assurance and audit services. His expertise lies in vegetation ecology, biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification (BEC) and mapping, landform interpretation, soil survey and mapping, natural disturbance ecology and ecological restoration. Tom is a recognized provincial BEC expert, having led the provincial government forest ecology program in the 8-million hectare Nelson Forest Region for a couple of decades. At KES, Tom has been busy conducting rare plant surveys, terrestrial and sensitive ecosystem mapping, vegetation monitoring and soil mapping.
Tom is a keen mountain biker and skier and loves wandering amongst the rough fescue of his backyard searching for the latest wildflower that has popped up.