Tom is a southern California Native, growing up in Carpinteria. He graduated from U.C.S.B. with a political science degree in 1978.
He and his wife Chelsea moved to Ventura in 1980, owning and managing businesses until 2018, retiring as store Captain for Trader Joe’s.
He has three adult sons and four grandchildren. Tom has been active as a volunteer in his church and spent many years coaching little league baseball and AYSO soccer.
Tom enjoys surfing, bike riding, trailer-camping and traveling to visit children and grandchildren.