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Tom Wessel, Community Outreach & Development Manager

by Bergen Tjossem

Originally from the Chicago area, Tom visited the Rocky Mountains often as a child. Upon earning his B.A. from the University of Richmond in International Relations and German, he made his way to Vail in 2008. After nearly eight years as Database Administrator at a local non-profit, helping also with operations and development efforts, he joined the Land Trust to help protect the mountains and valleys that drew him here. Tom and his wife Elizabeth enjoy raising their young daughter, Piper, on a conservation easement property and sharing with her the wonders of nature. In his free time, Tom is a pilot, ham radio enthusiast, reader, and writer. He loves skiing and exploring the mountains.