Tom is a life long resident of Boundary County. He graduated BFHS in 1970 and went to NIJC for a year for automotive repair. He lives 15 miles north of Bonners Ferry in the Deer Park Community. He has been married to Sandy for 44 years. They farm 700 acres in and around Deer Park. They grow small grains, wheat barley, and put up hay. Tom is the Chairman of the Boundary County Soil Conservations District. He is all so on the Idaho State Farm Bureau Board. He has also been a Jr. Rifle coach for many years.