A Florida native, born in St. Petersburg, Tom is currently a resident of Longboat Key. He previously lived in New York City, La Jolla, California and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. A graduate of the University of South Florida, Tom furthered his education at the Gemological Institute of Gemology earning a Graduate Gemologist Degree.
Prior to entering real estate, Tom had a successful career in the retail fine jewelry business, focusing on luxury brand development and marketing, as Senior Vice President and Merchandising Manager for a national jewelry chain and as Director of Sales and Marketing for a New York based jewelry manufacturing company.
Applying his talents to real estate, Tom intuitively knows the importance of understanding the buyers' needs and wants - from the practical to the most luxurious. When working with sellers, he develops unique marketing plans to present the home to its best advantage with a price that assures a maximum return and prompt sale.
Involved in civic and philanthropic activities, Tom has served on boards of American Heart Association in Tampa and The American Stage in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a contributing member of Literacy Council of Sarasota and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.