Tommy was born in Mansfield Ohio, but shortly after moved to Greensboro, NC where he attended grade school and continued to receive a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Tommy’s first job was a Crisis and College Counselor at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va. After four years and increasing college acceptance rates from 60% to 96%, Tommy moved to his favorite vacation spot, Wilmington, NC.
Tommy worked at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC for 6 years and after tripling food distribution and doubling revenues, accepted a job as the VP of Community Impact at the United Way of the Cape Fear Area. Now serving as the Executive Vice President, Tommy is thankful to be able to see the good side of the world that many people do not get a chance to experience and to be able to be part of the solutions to our communities deepest problems.
Tommy most recently achieved his Masters in Public Administration with a focus on nonprofits at UNC Wilmington. He owns a hobby farm in Pender County where he raises goats and chickens and grows blueberries and asparagus. His wife Buffy works at Coastal Horizons and is managing the Quick Response Team to address our community Opioid problem. When they are not working on behalf of the community, you will find them enjoying the beach or attending shows at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.