Tom tells traditional, original, and personal stories drawn from his life experiences. From fairy tales to hurricanes to chicken coops, from square-rigged ships to aircraft carriers, from labor disputes to peace rallies, from Rhode Island to Iran, from childhood to grey hair, Tom delights audiences with memories "tweaked through the haze of years."
Tom trained with some of the best storytellers in the country, such as Jay O'Callahan, Doug Lipman, Pam McGrath, and Bill Harley. Comfortable in living rooms, classrooms, or auditoriums, on backyard patios, at a local park, or in the great outdoors, Tom looks forward to taking you on a journey of words. He will tap your emotions, test your imagination, offer a few surprises, engage you, and educate you.
“Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.”
- Dr. Howard Gardner, Professor, Harvard University
“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.”
- Sue Monk Kidd, Author