Tom was born in San Francisco, grew up in San Mateo and Sunnyvale, and graduated from Seattle University with a BA in Political Science.
Tom spent much of his career in retail management, training and development, and non-profit human resources management. He was with Rainbow Records, a locally owned chain of music stores, for 13 years as store manager, district manager and then buyer for the chain. As the buyer Tom was occasionally invited to meet artists who were on tour or promoting a new album to the media. Some of the artists that Tom met were Whitney Houston, Elton John, Tina Turner, Willie Nelson and Smokey Robinson.
From there, he was in training and development, working in the corporate offices of Ross Stores, Supercuts and Williams/Sonoma, Inc. Finally, he spent about 10 years in human resources management with a number of non-profit agencies including San Francisco Head Start.
In these roles Tom developed numerous training programs, process and procedure manuals, and performance management systems. He is our chief proofreader, ensuring that all our documents are error free and easy to read.
He is now semi-retired, with a passion for reading, movies, and the San Francisco Giants. He and his wife Laura recently moved from the Oakmont retirement community in Santa Rosa to parts unknown. They have put their belongings in storage and will roam the planet for a while until they land on their new home. Tom will continue to support the team from the road. We were so happy that Tom joined our team in 2017 – with his pleasant demeanor, sense of humor and breadth of experience!