Staff Profile

Leo Tuchman


SLEWS Program Coordinator


Leo joined Land-Based Learning in 2017, taking the lead on coordinating a number of SLEWS projects in Yolo and Solano counties.

He graduated from UC Davis the same year with a BS in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry, focusing his studies on restoration and biodiversity.

Native to Los Angeles, Leo discovered his passion for restoration and education in high school, participating in programs similar to SLEWS in the area as well as working at a children’s summer camp for the arts. Upon arriving at UC Davis in 2013, his studies drew him to landscape restoration and the role different plant species play in restoration efforts. He has worked for the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency as a Natural Resource intern as well as with the UC Davis Arboretum doing a number of planting and restoration projects before joining Land-Based Learning.

In his free time Leo can be found at the UC Davis Craft Center where he has been practicing flameworking for four years and is now a teacher. He regularly sells his glass art at the Davis Whole Earth Festival as well as a few other festivals in the area.

He can be found almost every Wednesday and Saturday at the Davis farmer’s market where he enjoys relaxing with his friends and dog.