Todd Snelgrove joined the East Foundation as Director of Technology Advancement. He is primarily responsible for integrating technology solutions into all facets of the Foundation’s operations and mission of research, education, and outreach. With a diverse background in both natural resources management and geospatial technologies spanning over 20 years, he helps bridge the gap between natural resource and information technology professionals.
Prior to joining the East Foundation, Todd was an associate director of the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, providing leadership in developing and implementing programs that promote private lands stewardship and regional conservation. His primary focus was the development of public-private partnerships that work to conserve rural working lands—farms, ranches and forests—and the commodities and ecosystem services produced from those lands. In addition to his role as associate director, Todd led the institute's Geospatial and Information Technology Resources team. His primary role was to develop innovative technology solutions as they apply to natural resource issues—especially those focused on landscape level or regional conservation efforts.
Todd received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management and a Master of Science in Forestry with an emphasis in Forest Soils and GIS, both from Texas A&M University. He is a native Texan living in San Antonio with his wife, Amy, and three daughters—Jenna, Leah, and Allie. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.