Tom started work as a Firefighter/EMT for 8 years specializing in wildland firefighting and medical care. Then he moved to fire inspections after Graduating Cum Laude with a B.S. in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. Doing fire inspections, he worked in many diverse industries including being the mine fire inspector for 2 years with SimplexGrinnnell. Tom became the Safety Director for Transit Mix Concrete Company in 2016.