Tom is 68 years old, a 1972 graduate of Roxana High School, and a 30-year resident of Wood River. He is married to Cathi and together has five children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson. Tom is retired from Prairie Farms Dairy where he was employed for 31 years and retired as a Regional Sales Manager. Tom was a six-year member of the Wood River City Council before being voted as Mayor. Tom was a member of the City of Wood River Planning Commission. Tom is a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where he serves on the Finance Council and is also an usher. Tom is a 3 rd Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus of Wood River. Tom is a member of the Metro-East Rotary Club and a volunteer of the Madison County Health Department. Tom was a volunteer Coach with the East Alton Wood River High Softball Team, the past President of the East Alton Wood River Hockey Club and past member of the Mississippi Valley Hockey Board, and a past board member of the St. Louis Food Association. Also a past board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Bethalto.