Tommy was born and raised in the Algoma district of Northern Ontario, the son of a fishing/ski lodge owner, Tommy grew up in tourism.
He is a past member of a volunteer fire department and former active Reform Party of Canada member.
Tommy worked for six years as a financial services manager in the auto industry and has owned two businesses.
Currently, Tommy works as a technician in an MDF mill and is a member of their fire brigade.
He brings to the table economic and political experience and a passion for Northern Ontario.