Doug Tolman

Program Coordinator

Doug Tolman is an artist and educator who is passionate about Great Salt Lake. Originally from Tooele and Murray, Utah, he has lived near the lake for most of his life and developed a deep connection to this unique ecosystem. He is currently obtaining an MFA at the University of Utah where he received the College of Fine Arts Research Excellence Fellowship, Global Change and Sustainability Center Fellowship, and the Frankenthaler Climate Art Award. Through a multi-disciplinary approach to place-based art and education, he attempts to deepen his community’s sense of place in pursuit of solutions to climate and land-use challenges. When not leading field trips or making art, you can find him riding bikes with his friends or in the garden. 

Doug's love for the lake is central to almost all of his work in art and education, and he sees a future where Great Salt Lake is at a healthy level for all human and non-human inhabitants of this bioregion.