Tom was born in Baltimore and raised in northern Virginia, where his family moved when he was four years old. Tom graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in meteorology and has worked as a broadcast meteorologist in Bluefield, WV; Cleveland, OH; and since 1989, at WBAL-TV in Baltimore.
While in Raleigh for school, Tom fell in love with Laurie and they were married in 1985. They have raised four sons and began attending Hunt Valley Church in 2002. Tom has been an elder since 2008.
In 2014 Tom earned a Master of Arts in Theology from St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute, and has been licensed to preach in the Chesapeake Presbytery.
Tom has completed 12 marathons, and still enjoys running, albeit at somewhat shorter distances. Tom also enjoys reading, teaching, and sharing his passion for theology or meteorology, fly fishing, golf, and cheering for his beloved N.C. State Wolfpack.