Tom has been an active numismatist for over 40 years, with interests ranging from early US silver to ancient coins. He holds life memberships in the American Numismatic Association, Maryland State Numismatic Association (MSNA), and Florida United Numismatists (FUN). He was General Chairman of the 2003 World’s Fair of Money in Baltimore and Public Registration Chairman in 1992 and 2008. He is past President of MSNA, Baltimore Coin Club, Central Florida Coin Club, and the Ancient Numismatic Society of Washington. He received an ANA Presidential Award in 2002 and participated in two Summer Seminars. He was also bourse chairman for the MSNA show for five years.
Tom is involved in numismatic education and outreach. His articles on bust half dollars and ancient coins were published in THE NUMISMATIST. He wrote several scripts used in the public radio series Money Talks, and has given Numismatic Theater presentations at five major coin conventions. He served as ANA District Delegate for central Maryland. Tom won first place for exhibits of ancient coins at the ANA conventions in Philadelphia 2000 and Baltimore 2008. He also won the 2000 Thomas Law award as best first-time exhibitor. Further, he is an ANA certified exhibit judge.
Tom served on the Board of Directors of FUN for sixteen years and was FUN public registration chairman for six years. He was the 1984 winner of FUN's Literary Award for an article on Bust Half Dollars. Tom enjoys speaking to civic groups, school classes, and Boy Scout troops. He has also given presentations to coin clubs throughout Florida and the Baltimore area.
Tom is a recently retired Budget and Financial Manager for the defense industry. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and San Diego State University.