In the early 1980s, Tom joined Cistercian Preparatory School. He finally earned his high school graduation from there in 1989. He continued his Bachelor of Science degree at Loyola University New Orleans. There he majored in Communication and English. He earned his bachelor’s degree from there in 1993. He also has a MFA in creative writing from The University of Montana. He began his professional career from the early 1990s. In May 1990, he joined Texas Monthly as a publisher intern. There he compiled and proofread publisher's weekly infopacket. In May 1991, he joined D Magazine as a copy intern and he worked there for the next four months. In 1990, he also worked at Loyola Maroon as a news reporter, copy editor, editorial editor and a columnist. He worked there till the end of 1992. In August 1993, he worked at Jesuit Volunteers, House of Charity as a volunteer. In the early 1995, he was hired by Education Logistics as a technical writer. There he wrote and copy-edited computer manuals for about a year. From the early 2001, he began working at Academy of Art University as an instructor. He has been working at 10Best / Travel Media Group at USA TODAY as a journalist since the early 2013. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary and his net worth is high. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity. His age is unknown.