Tom is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed by New York State since 1989. Tom began his own CPA practice in 1990. A graduate of Queens College, Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Information Systems in June 1982. For 8 years, Tom honed his accounting skills working for New York City area public accounting firms. Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).

Tom resides in Woodside, Queens with his wife and daughter. He is a member of several community groups, including the Kiwanis Club of Woodside, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Community Board #1. He is also the current Executive Director of Woodside On The Move. Tom enjoys rooting for the New York Mets and Jets, as well as studying military history and aviation.