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Thomas D'Eri

Rising Tide Car Wash
Thomas D’Eri is a strong advocate of the movement to capture the untapped resource that is people with autism. Having seen the struggles that his brother Andrew, a vibrant individual with autism, faced in finding a job, Thomas knew that there must be a way to help. He enthusiastically decided to work with his father, John D’Eri, to found Rising Tide Car Wash, a groundbreaking social enterprise and high-quality car wash experience. A graduate of Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. with summa cum laude honors in Economics/Finance and a concentration in Earth, Environment, and Global Sustainability, Thomas is leveraging his love for the environment into a more holistic view of sustainability. Throughout his college career, he actively engaged with organizations to help them become more sustainable and socially conscious. These experiences helped him gain a strong skill set in research, analysis, business planning and collaboration. Thomas has worked in various positions in the sustainability field for companies such as Enterasys Secure Networks in North Andover, Mass. (Sustainability Advisor), Strategic Sustainability Consulting in Washington, D.C. (Research Intern, Assistant Consultant), Fitzgerald Elementary School in Waltham, Mass. (Sustainability Consultant), Sodexo/ Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. (Sustainability Intern), and Waltham Fields Community Farms in Waltham, Mass. (Project Manager).