Tom comes to us after a long career as reporter and columnist for The Grand Rapids Press, where he specialized in wringing the extraordinary from the seeming ordinary. He earned First Place awards an unprecedented three times from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and is the author of four books. For the sake of a story, he’s run the Boston Marathon, bicycled the Canadian Rockies and driven cab. Tom joins us not only as a writer, but writing coach for ourselves and our clients. When he’s not penning pieces, he enjoys time with wife, Hollie, and their three sons – Thom, Patrick and Andrew – and for as long as he can plans to keep running, swimming and windsurfing.