Tom retired from the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in 2010 after 30 years of service, including 20 years as President. Prior to that, he worked directly with youth through teaching at Cretin High School and helping adolescents with chemical dependence problems at New Connection Programs. During his tenure at Wilder, Tom was involved in numerous innovative, public, and private joint ventures in health and human services in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Community. Tom and his wife, Mary, have been married for 34 years and have four adult children. Tom has had a deep concern for the environment his entire life. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and loves to be in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. He has coupled this love of the environment, his business experience for 30 years, and his love of St Paul to participate in a company that is a national leader on the future of energy. Tom admires the work of Ever-Green Energy and its related companies. He continues his enthusiastic engagement with Ever-Green because of its performance as the best-of-its-kind energy company in the nation.