Tom is native to Grand Rapids, graduating from Creston high school in 1984. Tom then went into the automotive industry specializing in machine building, engineering and sales. In 1997, he moved to Northern Michigan when he purchased a small business that he ran and grew until 2004. In 2004, Tom became a licensed real estate appraiser, with his real estate broker’s license following in 2011. He has provided residential appraisals for purchases, refinances, tax appeal, land division and estate trusts. Tom has also provided an expert witness court testimony twice. As a real estate broker, Tom specializes in valuation and sales of agricultural properties for the wine and cherry industry.
Tom is married with 2 daughters and lives in Traverse City. He enjoys working on classic wooden boats and vintage 4 wheel drive trucks.