Tom Schroeder was named DSES Volunteer of the Year for 2014/2015. He’s been an active and effective volunteer since 2008, logging a remarkable total of more than 1500 winter and summer hours since then.
“My motivation to join DSES was driven by my intent to leave the Silicon Valley hi-tech world in 2010. I wanted to find my ‘next career’ and focus on outdoor activities (hopefully in Mammoth Lakes) and giving back to people. DSES seemed to be a logical fit”, Tom recalls.
As planned, Tom left the hi-tech world in April 2010, after years of commuting to Mammoth for holidays and weekends from the Bay Area. Since then, he and his wife Hilary, who also has earned numerous DSES awards for her volunteer efforts, have lived primarily in Mammoth Lakes.