Tom Bowerman has a degree in architecture from the University of Oregon and has practiced in the field of architecture, urban design and planning for three decades at the interface of development and environmental protection. He co-founded two land conservancy organizations. He currently directs PolicyInteractive Research, a public opinion research organization studying human attitudes and behaviors toward consumption and climate change. Bowerman is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research. He holds a guest research position at the University of Oregon School of Law. Bowerman is a fifth generation Oregonian. Occupational and life direction has been in historic building restorations, land conservation projects, and sustainable living practices.