Born in the sun baked deserts of California's Great Central Valley, he understood from birth the need for shelter. Housed in indigenous architecture from infancy he gained an understanding of the how materials and elements fought for compatibility. He has never forgotten the important lessons of life and the character of the American Pioneer. Rendered in the schools of industrial arts he has built submarines and aircraft carriers. He was job captain for the fabrication and erection of Walter L. Benson's monumental six story steel sculpture which towers in the courtyard between Stevenson and Darwin Halls at Sonoma State University. He built the Hop Kiln at The Ranch and Marilyn Goode's Solar house which graced the cover of Sunset Magazine in 1976. Tom earned his Fine Arts degree with emphasis in printmaking and monumental sculpture from SSU and has been a General Contractor and Engineer since 1974. Tom’s passion is resurrecting underutilized properties and turning them into beautiful places.