Tom has long served as an integral part of both the Roanoke financial industry and the city’s movements toward peace and cooperative growth. In 1982, Tom was among the first class in the Roanoke Valley to receive his Chartered Financial Consultant designation, (ChFC) from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Two years later in 1984, he started Personal Financial Planning Inc.
Tom has been a contributing member of various organizations,
often in a leadership position. He helped start Virginia’s first
organization providing Peace and Justice Education.
He held the position of President of Plowshare Peace
Center, was an early-member of a co-op group that
has evolved into Roanoke Natural Foods, and has
been a member in the Financial Planning Association,
Toastmasters, and the Estate Planning Chapter,
with family, friends and clients. He has been an active member/President of his church organizations, plays racquetball, practices yoga and shows support for locally owned businesses, such as movies at the Grandin Theater.