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Tom pursued his academic journey, focusing on Meteorology at City College in New York City. His thesis delved into live research conducted in the Rocky Mountains, specifically exploring aerosol and pollutant transport, as well as the intriguing Chinook Winds phenomenon.
Acknowledging his profound expertise, Tom has been awarded the AMS (American Meteorological Society) and NWA (National Weather Association) Seals of Approval, highlighting his mastery in the field of meteorology.
Tom’s professional trajectory has been a rich tapestry of experiences. He has previously contributed his meteorological expertise to several prominent stations. His journey led him to WHSV in Harrisonburg, Virginia, WHO TV13 in Des Moines, Iowa, WWBT NBC 12 in Richmond, and he also freelanced for WVEC NEWS Channel 13 in Norfolk/Virginia Beach.
Beyond his broadcasting endeavors, Tom has served as a spokesperson for various organizations, including Saxon Shoes, Hanover Roofing, and The Virginia Farm Bureau.
Tom’s passion for meteorology extends to the realm of forensic meteorology, where he leverages his knowledge to provide valuable insights. Alongside his work in broadcasting and forensic meteorology, he passionately dedicates his time to educating the next generation. He imparts his extensive knowledge by teaching Meteorology and Astronomy at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield County, nurturing the curiosity and learning of aspiring scientists.
Tom’s multifaceted career in meteorology, his commitment to education, and his role as a spokesperson collectively underscore his unwavering dedication to the field and his mission to share his expertise with both students and the wider public.