*Editor’s note: Tom was one of the first guys I met when I joined a new private shooting range. He arrived on a busy day when no lanes were available and I offered that he could share the pit I was using. Little did I know that would lead to Tom joining the Gear Report team nearly a year later. What stuck out to me was that Tom was very knowledgeable and very interested in just the sort of gear that we review. If you saw our video of the Sig Sauer MPX with the AAC TiRant silencer… that was Tom’s personal setup. – Jeff
Based in Morrisville NC, Tom is a project manager and software engineer by trade. A recent MBA graduate from UNC Chapel Hill, Tom holds multiple degrees in both IT and business. Tom logs a LOT of frequent flier miles setting up financial systems in exotic destinations like China, Korea, Japan and Mexico for an insurance company. He also volunteers, working with clients offering low cost retirement planning services. He takes satisfaction in helping people retire at the end of the day sitting on a mound of cash carefully invested and managed over an extended period. Outside of work, Tom developed a passion for botany, specifically promoting the use of superior strains of hybrid grasses to improve friends’ yards and lives by the moniker “seed over sod”.