Tom grew up in a rural community in the East Bay. He spent his summers working locally as a lifeguard and with park maintenance, and later as a recreational youth counselor in Hawaii. Tom received an outstanding freshman scholar award and a B.S. degree in biological sciences with a minor in chemistry from CSU Hayward in 1984. He was a preceptor and teaching assistant at UCSF department of restorative dentistry. He received the Mark Brown fixed prosthodontic award for excellence in 1986. Tom received his DDS and BSDS degrees from UCSF in 1988. Tom has been as associate dentist in San Mateo since graduation and joined the Glen Park Dental team performing dental hygiene and soft tissue management procedures since 1996.
Tom has many hobbies including photography, sculpting and travel. His real passion is bicycling. Tom rides 8,000 to 12,000 miles per year. He has explored most of California by bicycle, completed numerous events and races including: time trial races, double centuries, a Northern Transcontinental ride in 1997, Paris-Brest-Paris in 1999 and 2003, Florida to Maine in 2000, Canada to Mexico in 2001, and the Furnace Creek 508 in 2002. Don’t forget to ask him about the latest Star Trek trivia!