Tom was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Graduating from Lathrop High School in 1989, he then attended the University of Alaska, Fairbanks for several semester. After leaving UAF Tom applied, and was accepted, to attend the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka, Alaska.
Graduating from the Alaska D.P.S. Academy, class ALET#12, began a law enforcement career that would span three states, and have Tom working assignments including patrol, Tactical Police Team, investigations, and culminating with several years working in an undercover capacity at the municipal, state, and federal level. In 2014 Tom retired from law enforcement and formed his own training company where he provides specialized investigative, tactical, and defensive-tactics training to law enforcement officers across the United States.
After relating a paranormal experience, he had while working as a police officer in Alaska to a friend, it was suggested that he write a book about it. Already having self-published three books on self-defense, he decided to try his hand at writing paranormal fiction, in this case, inspired by his real-world experience. This gave rise to Tom’s first novel, THE BASEMENT.
Tom’s always had an appreciation for the science-fiction/horror genre. Completing THE BASEMENT only served to solidify that appreciation as the experience took on an almost therapeutic effect. He has described his writing as adhering to the three M’s: Monsters, Mayhem, and Machine Guns.
Tom now lives in southeast New Mexico with his wife (co-conspirator on his writing projects) and three dogs where he continues to write, develop additional projects, and work with his training company.