Tom was born in Long Branch and raised in Oakhurst, New Jersey. Tom graduated from Ocean Township High School in 2003. Then he joined the Marine Corps infantry as an explosives expert. After 4 years and 2 tours in Iraq, Tom came home to earn his A.A. in Business Administration from Brookdale. Tom is a single dad to a 10 year old girl, a local Firefighter, and EMT. After rediscovering his passion for health and fitness, Tom earned his Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist certifications through ACE and joined Soul Focus in January 2017.