Member, Board of Trustees
Tom Cohen has had a varied career that led him from television to film to business to law. Currently, as a semi-retired litigator, Tom serves as an arbitrator, mediator, and pro tem judge in San Francisco and Marin counties. He graduated from law school in his mid 40s and, among other things, as a sole practitioner led class action lawsuits representing filmmakers and musicians. Tom began his career in production at KQED TV and then went on to produce, direct or write independent films (hungry I Reunion, The River Why). In 2000, Tom invented Ursack, a bear resistant food storage bag for campers, and sold the company in 2018. He is a former board member and now serves on the Circle of Advisers of Bread & Roses Presents. Tom attended Colorado College (B.A.), NYU (Film/TV), U.C. Berkeley (M.A.) and U.C. Hastings College of the Law (J.D.).