Tom also stage manages the "Black Potatoe Music Festival;" the longest running independent music festival in the US. There he's worked with Honeyboy Edwards (Robert Johnson), Andy Summers (The Police), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Grace Potter, Lakeshore Drive, John Hammond, Edwin McCain, Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris) Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) and members of both Conan O'brien and David Letterman's bands.
Tom is a session drummer and percussionist who has played in several area bands and independent theater productions for decades. He had a percussion scholarship to University of Southern California where he played in Trojan Marching band for 3 Rose Bowls, 2 Super Bowls,1 World Series and 1 World Expo.
Tom has a degree in Recording Sciences from USC and has been teaching Recording Arts for over 10 years at Imirage Sound Lab & the University of Nevada Reno. In 2013 he won the Affect 100's "Beautiful Minds" award for outstanding educator of Northern Nevada.