Prior to moving to Florida, Tom practiced real estate for nearly 15 years in Connecticut and brings over 20 years of management experience to New Directions. He attended Michigan State University and graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he first met Dr. Rubin, who according to him, has had, a profound influence on his life. Tom strongly believes that every individual has something to teach and add to the world. He enjoys working with young adults to help develop the skills necessary for responsible independent living. In his free time, Tom enjoys biking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, camping, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family. His lifelong dream is to leave the world a better place than he found it by helping young adults realize their goals and dreams and navigating the opportunities and obstacles that life presents.