Tom grew up spending his summers at a Christian boys camp in upstate New York. For him, it was always worth the 19-hour drive from his home in Clemson, South Carolina. His experiences there led him to get his degree in Recreation and Youth Ministry at Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina.

After a few years living in Munich, Germany, teaching ESL and doing youth ministry, Tom chased a woman to Texas, married her, and went into full-time Christian camping. He spent four years as a director at a camp in east Texas before God led him and his family to LLYC.

He loves fly-fishing, playing basketball (he’s a giant of a man), building forts for his kids, watching Clemson football, and working with his hands. He and his wife, Brynn, have three children: a daughter, Piper, and two sons, Finley and Rowan. During the year they live in Fredericksburg, where Brynn works full-time in the home and part-time at their church. Tom loves Christian camping because of how formative and rewarding it can be for campers and for his college age staff.