Tommy graduated from St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina, which is where he also began his fundraising career working as director for their annual fund. He then served successfully at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina, as their director of the Abbey Family Fund before moving across the country to join the team just up the road from us at Western Oregon University (WOU). Tommy served a number of roles before being promoted to their Executive Director of Advancement and the WOU Foundation. In that role, Tommy led all aspects of advancement, including being the lead fundraiser for the university. Amongst his many accomplishments was working with the family on the naming gift for the newly opened Richard Woodcock Education Center.