Director of Conservation
Tom McPoyle joined the Fairmount Park Conservancy in 2006, excited to join a team where his love of preservation intertwined with his passion for the outdoors. He enjoys working for a nonprofit that has the ability to impact the way park users appreciate and interact with Philadelphia history. Before working in Fairmount Park, Tom worked for four years in the preservation of historic decorative finishes where he helped to restore buildings such as Longwood Gardens’ Ballroom and the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building. Prior to living in Philly, he lived in Wilmington, Delaware, while earning his BFA in sculpture from the University of Delaware. Tom enjoys spending his extra time restoring his mid-19th century farmhouse, camping and taking his dog Gus on daily walks through the Wissahickon.