About me

Hi, I’m Mitch Tobin, owner of Sea to Snow Consulting. I’m also a dad, husband, multimedia journalist, and FAA-certified drone pilot based in Colorado. 

I grew up on Long Island and graduated from Yale with a bachelor’s degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. I also received a master’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

When not at work, I love to ski, snowboard, bike, hike, camp, and otherwise spend time in the great outdoors.


Mitch Tobin at Sea to Snow Consulting in Durango, Colorado

Award-winning journalist

From 1998 to 2006, I was a newspaper reporter at the Napa Valley Register, Tucson Citizen, and Arizona Daily Star. I won awards for my deadline, feature, and explanatory writing, including two first prizes from the Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors for stories on water and border issues.

My first book, Endangered, grew out of a yearlong series I did on Arizona’s endangered species, and received a gold medal in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

As a reporter, I got certified as a wildland firefighter by the Coronado National Forest, which allowed me to embed with crews battling some of the largest blazes in the Southwest’s recorded history. 


Versatile consultant

Before becoming a reporter, I worked for the Urban Institute, Arizona League of Conservation Voters, National Parks Conservation Association, and Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. I’ve also taught English in Ecuador and journalism at Pima Community College.

As a consultant, I was a lead writer of the Design to Win report, which helped inspire funders to commit $1 billion to create the ClimateWorks Foundation. I’ve also evaluated grantmaking and conducted independent research for leading philanthropies.

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