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Tom grew up in suburban Detroit and summered in the Gaylord area of Northern Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management. Following graduation he was a partner for six years at Morgan Engineering, a sheet metal fabrication company. He returned to Michigan State and received his Masters degree in Environmental Education. Tom began working at the Conservancy in 1984 as the half-time membership coordinator. In 1987 he became the Associate Director where his responsibilities include managing business operations, membership and fundraising. During that time the Conservancy’s membership has grown from 500 members in 1984 to more than 4,000 at present and the Conservancy has successfully raised funds to protect preserves such as Seven Springs, Little Sand Bay, Oden Island and North Point. Tom is married to MaryAnne Griffin who was the Administrative Coordinator for the Conservancy for nearly 20 years. Together they have four daughters.