Tom was born and raised in Los Angeles near the film industry. He attended Beverly Hills High School where he was exposed to media service classes in which he worked on local productions that were broadcast on the first cable channel in the area – the Z channel. He also took electronics classes and participated in Science Fairs, where he won several awards for his creations.
Tinkering in electronics and playing the guitar were always favorite pastimes of Tom’s and this led him in the direction in 1982 of eventually owning and operating Firestation Recorders, a recording studio in LA. There he worked with artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Slash, Susanna Hoffs among others. In 1992 Firestation Recorders was sold to Mr.Larry Gelbart of MASH fame.
Tom teamed up with guitar amp master Roy Blankenship to produce the Blankenship Amplification line of custom guitar amps. Blankenship Amplification was eventually purchased by Diamond Amplification.
Still having a large portion of studio equipment from Firestation
and the addition of a ProTools HD System he continues to dabble in music production with such projects as Lullabies of Latin America, a Latin Grammy nominated, bilingual children’s album by Maria Del Rey. , Post production ReRecording Mixer for Television “Air America” ADR Recordist, , VO Mixer Editor Scotts Lawn & The National Search Dog Rescue Foundation featuring Peter Strauss, and producing The Producers Guild of America Seminar series of audio CDs.
Tom made the transition to location production audio for film and television. After honing his skills as a location sound mixer he earned status as a Y-1 mixer in Local 695 of IATSE.
Tom has won 2 Emmy awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing 1/2 hour Comedy for HBO’s “Entourage” seasons 5 & 6. Tom was also nominated for a third Emmy for “Entourage” season 8.