The 2018-19 school year marks the eighth year of Tom's service to the district as a member of the Blue Valley Board of Education. He has lived in Overland Park, Kansas, the majority of his life and has been extremely active in the community including past chair of the Blue Valley Educational Foundation and past chair of the Leawood Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Johnson County Community College Foundation, KSHSAA Board of Directors and Johnson County Economic Research Institute Board of Directors. He has a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and a master's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a principal and marketing leader for an area corporation. He and his wife, Chanie, have two children who attend Blue Valley schools. Their oldest daughter graduated from the district in 2016.