Mid-Atlantic Regional Breeding Program
Tom Saielli, Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Coordinator
Virginia Department of Forestry Central Office
900 Natural Resources Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Tom oversees the Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic region that includes the TACF state chapters of MD, VA, and WV. He received his MS in Forest Sciences from the University of Vermont in Burlington after earning his BS in Biology and Environmental Science at the University of Colorado in 2007.
Tom has significant hands-on experience with the TACF breeding program, having worked with New England Regional Science Coordinator, Kendra Gurney, as a research technician investigating chestnut cold-tolerance at the University of Vermont. Most recently, Tom served as Regional Science Coordinator with the Southern region for 4 1/2 years. Prior to joining TACF, Tom served as a Crew Leader with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers in Colorado, where he managed dozens of large-scale restoration projects and spent nine years as a medic and firefighter with the Nederland Fire protection District.