Tom Loretto is a geologist with a career in oil and gas exploration.  During his career, Tom worked in New Orleans, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, reviewing and selecting well locations in those regions.  In 2015, Tom and his family moved to Northfield, Minnesota.  Since that time, Tom completed the Professional Certificate program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), through Itasca Community College, and is pursuing a teaching license through Mankato State University.  Tom hopes to use GIS to generate maps in support of sustainable agriculture projects, and to monitor the health of wetlands.