Tom Bielli works as a District Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He began patrolling at Lapland Lake during the 2001-02 winter season. He also patrols at Royal Mountain on weeknights. His favorite trail at Lapland Lake is Era Polku after a fresh snowfall, but when he feels the need for speed he loves the first hill on Karhu Polku. When the snow isn’t flying, Tom enjoys hiking, cycling, running, home-brewing, woodworking, canoeing, kayaking, photography, playing guitar and being a boy-scout leader.