Thomas Lafleur, Turtle Conservationist. Tom grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and has always had a love of nature. Tom went on to earn a law degree from UW-Madison and is also a Certified Public Accountant. He has always allowed himself to be “distracted” from these professions by his passion for turtle conservation. Tom has spent decades working to protect even the most common of turtles and is a wonderful advocate for turtle protection. He has personally spent countless hours and driven many thousands of miles, all as a volunteer, to help reduce turtle mortality on roads and to protect wild-laid turtle nests from predators. While Tom does not have a degree in the natural sciences, his knowledge of turtles, especially nesting behaviors, is exceptional.