About...
Michael Warren Thomas
(585) 703-9237 cell   Michael@SavorLife.com

Experience
Radio Show Host & Producer: Started in April 1994, “Naturally Green” is on Saturday mornings from 9-10 am on WYSL 1040 AM & 92.1 FM. All aspects of the shows, from production to advertising sales and promotion are my responsibility. I buy the time from the station and find my own sponsors. In the summer of 1996, “For the Love of Food” was added from 10-11 am on Saturdays. It is a show all about food, wine, restaurants, etc. In February 1998 two new shows were added on Sundays from 10-12 noon, “Antique Talk” with Ed Cornwell and “The Grapevine” Fine Wine Show. In January, 2001, a new travel show was launched from 11-12 noon on Saturdays – “The World Next Door.” In early 2004, the antiques hour became "Savor Toronto", all about Toronto restaurants and Ontario wines. In addition the travel show was renamed "Discover the Finger Lakes."

Tour Leader: Organized 21 annual tours to the Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens. Hundreds of people have participated in the annual March tour to the largest indoor flower show in the world. Other tours have included day trips to Cornell Plantations, Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, and Finger Lakes wineries. Longer trips include the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Culinary Institute of America.

Speaker: Presented over 700 seminars from 1990-2013 on a variety of gardening and landscaping subjects for continuing education programs and garden clubs. Restaurant & winery talks have become very popular. Approximately 6,000 people have attended these classes and seminars.

Economist/Urban Forester: Project Assistant in the design of a cost benefit analysis of large trees for the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council. Collected existing biomass estimation equations on key tree species throughout the United States. Additional data on costs and benefits of large trees was collected and incorporated into this computer model of large tree benefits. The Large Tree Benefit Model is available from the National Arborists Association.

President & Owner: Started Naturally Green, Inc. in the fall of 1989, transforming my horticultural hobby into a full-time business. The company provided natural lawn care services and landscape design throughout Monroe County.

Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Rochester, May 1986
Majors: Economics and Political Science, Certificate in International Relations

Activities
Everything covered by my five radio shows!

Contact Info:
19 Trafalgar Street, Rochester, NY 14619
(585) 703-9237     Michael@SavorLife.com