Tom has an A.S. in Horticulture and a Vocational Certificate in Ornamental Landscape. He originally became an Irrigation Association Certified Landscape Water Auditor in 1993 and was recertified in 2007. Tom has retained an International Association of Arboriculture Certified Arborist designation since 1997. In 2007, Tom received a Qualified Applicator License from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Tom has worked in landscape construction management for city parks, streetscapes including medians and slopes, production homes, HOA common areas, native landscapes and restoration areas. He has worked in landscape maintenance management on the same variety of the sites above but also at commercial and retail sites including malls and business parks, HOAs, public schools, military installations and housing, and industrial plants.