Tom is in his 12th year as a history/leadership teacher and football coach at Natrona County High School. Although teaching hormonal 15 year old students can be an arduous job, the unravelling of tippet with frozen fingers and long floats on debris filled rivers during runoff have given him an edge at patience. On the football field, his passion for coaching the offensive line has also taught him an invaluable lesson: servant leadership. In a world filled with endless possibilities of personal gain, Tom has been drawn toward the vision of Fishing for the Fight: helping people at one of the lowest points of their lives. He takes pride in serving those around him and gets excited to help others, especially those who want to fish!
In addition to fly fishing, Tom is an avid fly tier, wood worker, and the founder of the youth leadership conference LIFT Wyoming. He has served on the board of the Wyoming Fly Casters, and has worked on a number of conservation projects on his home waters. He can be found frequently teaching people of all ages how to fly cast, tie flies, untangle knots, and plan for new adventures.
Tom currently lives on the North Platte River in Casper Wyoming with his wife Sommer and two children Kellan and Elise.