Tom is a veterinary surgeon at Pacific Veterinary Specialists in Capitola and a retired environmental science teacher at Aptos High School. He is a resident of Aptos, was appointed to the Board in 2003, and then elected to the seat in 2004. He received his BS in Biological Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis, and his teaching credential from CSU Monterey Bay.
Tom is a former member and vice-chair of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board and a founding member of Santa Cruz County's chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Tom has been a member of the Board since 2003. Tom also serves on the following committees:
District Water Resources Management and Infrastructure Committee