Toby Bloom, National Program Manager, Travel, Tourism, and Interpretation, Forest Service, Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources
A native of the DC Metropolitan area, Toby Bloom is the National Program Manager for Travel, Tourism and Interpretation for the US Forest Service. She develops programs and tools to promote visitation to the National Forests and Grasslands, based on contemporary demands including emerging technologies, social/economic/environmental factors, legislative requirements, and administrative needs. Some of the current Forest Service initiatives she leads are the development of the USFS Mobile App; collaboration with USDA Rural Development on Enhancing the Recreation Economy in Forest Gateway Communities; and promoting opportunities to leverage work with interpretive associations through the Expanded Partnership Authority.
Toby was previously the Latin America and Caribbean Program Specialist for the Forest Service International Programs division, where she coordinated Forest Service technical assistance in the Caribbean, and Central America. Before joining the US Forest Service, she developed programs focusing on community ecotourism in high biodiversity areas of Latin America and the Caribbean as the Director of Wildlife Ecotourism for Humane Society International, as a technical expert on the USAID/MIRA project in Honduras, and in several other consultancies in the region.
Toby started her career in recreation and tourism as a tour guide through the US, Canada, and Mexico. Ms Bloom received her master’s degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, and a dual-major undergraduate degree in Spanish and Psychology from James Madison University.
National Program Manager, Travel Tourism and Interpretation
USDA Forest Service
201 14th ST SW
Washington, DC 20250