Tom has volunteered with San Diego Pride since 2007, serving as the MC of the Senior Seating area. In 2007, as Executive Director of the SAGE Center, Tom was a member of the Aging As Ourselves team that reached out to the senior members of our community to provide activities to meet their social and health needs. A questionnaire noted that seniors did not attend Pride events because of having to stand long hours in the heat. Working with San Diego Pride, both the Senior Seating Area and the Cool Zone were born. The first seating area had 50 seniors in attendance – today, over 200 hundred seniors attend one of two seating areas now available.
Tom is retired. In addition to volunteering with San Diego Pride, Tom volunteered with Diversionary Theatre and is currently volunteering with FilmOut San Diego where he also serves as Grant Coordinator. He enjoys reading, attending the theatre and escaping to Palm Springs.
Tom is a native of Massachusetts and moved to San Diego in 1999. He graduated from Marist College with a Liberal Arts degree and the University of Notre Dame with a Master’s Degree in teaching languages.