Born in Los Angeles into a large family of 13 children. Attended Catholic schools for 12 years. Between the advice and example of his parents, nuns and priests it was made clear to Tom that we are here to look after one another and make people’s lives better. Beginning with helping at Dolores Mission school while still in grade school himself the family took on many social causes such as the Bracero program with Cesar Chavez. Tom’s involvement with Verbum Dei High school for nearly 30 years, La Salle High School, Loyola High School, St. Thomas School, Dolores Mission School , Sacred Heart High School in Lincoln Heights, and recently The Grace Hopper Stem Academy for young girls in Inglewood has allowed him to see the wonderful improvement to the lives of others one person can make. Tom has worked in the television and movie business, home building, property management and fund raising for many charities around Los Angeles. Tom met DeAnthony Langston while on the Advisory Board at Verbum Dei.