Tom is a principal with Mightycomm, a public relations / public policy firm with offices in Sacramento, Silicon Valley and Southern California. His job is to educate California media, policymakers, opinion leaders, environmental groups and others about the rapid progress of advanced automotive and biofuels technology and where this technology fits into the complex matrix of emissions, climate change, goods movement, land use and energy policy.
Tom is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and began his career in communications in 1981 as a city beat reporter for Copley Newspapers in Los Angeles. Later, he worked with the J.P. Scripps Newspaper group (Scripps-Howard) in San Luis Obispo, where he was an award-winning investigative newspaper reporter and columnist specializing in energy, government, and politics.
He maintains homes in Sacramento and San Luis Obispo County, where he is an established strategic and communications consultant for a variety of local political and issue campaigns. He also is a biweekly political columnist for the San Luis Obispo Tribune, a McClatchy daily newspaper.