Tom is the owner-broker of a commercial investment real estate firm in San Luis Obispo. He was a former president of the local chapter of the American Heart Association; was part of the initial group that started Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis County and was on its first Board of Directors; was a former president of Exchange Club of San Luis Obispo, where local funds are raised to annually benefit issues relating to children, including the Children’s Museum and annual high school scholarships. Tom’s passion for the pier comes from his years on the Board of Directors for the San Luis Yacht Club where he was Commodore in 2014.