Bill Toomey is the director of the Forest Health Protection Program at The Nature Conservancy. Bill has always known that he wanted to work in conservation and spent much of his childhood years exploring swamps and woods catching frogs and snakes. As an adult, his first college ecology class sealed his desire to pursue a career in environmental conservation, which has lead him to positions ranging from stewardship ecologist, landscape project director and even a recycling and composting director. Today, he focuses his efforts on two key initiatives for The Nature Conversancy: Don't Move Firewood Campaign and the Healthy Urban Tree Initiative. Bill lives with his family in New England where he enjoys trail running, hiking, walking the dogs and even tending to a garden complete with chickens and bees.