Tom was born in California, grew up in Alabama, and has close ties with family in Taiwan. He obtained his Bachelors from Krannert School of Management at Purdue University with concentrations in accounting and finance. He is currently working as an IT systems integrator at a financial services company in the DMV area. He is a licensed CPA in VA and previously worked in accounting and finance. He has served on the TAP DC Chapter board for 4 years. In his spare time, he loves to travel, work on home diy projects, play basketball, and go on hikes.