Tommy was appointed Executive Director by the Board of Directors of Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute (MOCMI) in April 2018. He is responsible for effectively carrying out the institute's mission and ensuring the organization is fiscally and programmatically sound. Tommy formerly served as Chief Conservation Officer (CCO) for Loggerhead Marinelife Center where he led a multidisciplinary team of marine scientists and educators focused on providing accessible environmental education and easily adaptable conservation solutions to coastal communities around the globe. Prior to his role as CCO, Tommy held positions in the fields of sea turtle research and sea turtle rehabilitation. Outside of work, Tommy enjoys spending time in the ocean, surfing, and diving.