Born in Austin, Tom spent most of childhood in Sherman, TX. He is married to Sandy and has two sons, Andrew and Dylan. They returned to Sherman in 2004.
Tom graduated from Sherman High, Baylor University (BBA Accounting) and University of Texas at Austin (JD). He is a Texas CPA and Texas Attorney since 1994. Tom worked as a financial planner since 1994 with 10 years in Houston and 11 years in Sherman at Texoma Financial Services.
He is a past member of Sherman Rotary Club (past president), served on the boards of Home Hospice (past president), Wilson N Jones Hospital (current Board Chair), Wilson N. Jones Community Foundation (current Board Chair), and Goodwill Industries of NE TX.
Tom and his family are members of First Methodist Church – Sherman (1975-1987 and 2004-present).