Tom was born and raised in a small village in England. He worked on a dairy farm from the age of seven until graduating from high school. In addition, he worked for a local blacksmith on weekends and during holidays throughout high school. After high school, he spent a GAP year working in an outdoor education center in Queensland, Australia. This was where he first worked with horses in the riding program. Upon returning home, he studied Chemistry at the University of Manchester and Environmental Technology at Imperial College, London.
At the end of his freshman year, Tom traveled to the USA and worked as a camp counselor at YMCA Camp Marston, in Julian, CA. It was during this time, he met his future wife, Laura, while working together as counselors. They dated and traveled back and forth throughout college and were married in 2002. After a brief period working as an environmental consultant, Tom realized his passion lay working with animals. Having always had an interest in horses and horseshoeing, he decided to give being a farrier a try. This coincided with moving back to the USA in 2003. Tom attended Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School and apprenticed with several well known farriers in San Diego. Tom has been shoeing horses professionally ever since.
Tom and Laura are still happily married, live in Carlsbad, CA and have two daughters, Madeline and Ruby.