Tom was born in Muncie, Indiana and is a graduate of Wabash College. His background includes Project Management (IBM), Finance and Information Technology (USTA), and Coaching (Professional Tennis Registry).
He has received certifications in Not-For-Profit Accounting and Governmental Reporting, and Project Management. He also has an extensive background in community service with organizations that include Junior Achievement, Big Brothers, Leadership Detroit, the Jerry Alleyne Memorial Foundation, and the United States Tennis Association. He feels that his background and experience has prepared him for service to the Pooler community.
His family includes his wife Becky, two sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren. He is a member of the Calvary Baptist Temple Church.