Southeast Regional Breeding Program
Tom Saielli, Southeast Regional Science Coordinator
The American Chestnut Foundation
160 Zillicoa Street, Suite D
Asheville, NC 28801
Tom is based in TACF’s national office in Asheville, NC, overseeing the organization’s Southeast region which includes the TACF state chapters of KY, TN, NC/SC (Carolina’s), AL and GA. He received his MS in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont in Burlington after earning his BS in Biology and Environmental Science there in 2007. Tom comes to TACF with 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.