Materials Management Specialist, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Tom has been with Oregon DEQ since the spring of 2019. As a Materials Management Regional Specialist, he works with local governments along the north coast and within the Metro region to meet the requirements of the Opportunity to Recycle Act, implement waste prevention programs, and provide planning resources to community leaders and local organizations. Tom also administers grants within the Northwest Region, and supports research on behalf of DEQ’s 2050 Vision of Materials Management. Prior to joining DEQ, Tom worked and researched for the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service throughout the Rocky Mountains and Alaska. Tom holds an M.S. in Conservation Social Science from the University of Montana and a B.A. in Communication & Media Studies from the University of Rhode Island.