Tom joins the Aspire Center team as a Career Specialist supporting business and technology. Tom’s focus is to collaborate with students, staff, faculty and community representatives to preserve and expand the many opportunities Carthage students can utilize while transitioning through each phase of the college experience. In addition to considerations for the practical experience, skills, and knowledge required for career preparation, Tom is a proponent of supporting and encouraging students to strive toward a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
A Racine native and alumnus of Carthage (M.Ed. 2013), Tom worked 12 years in Kenosha and Racine Unified School districts primarily working with at-risk students and students with unique needs on life skills, career exploration and transition planning where he served as a liaison between the school district, the local workforce, and students. Prior to his work in education, Tom worked in sales and management for manufacturing and distribution companies Superior Industrial Coating and NEP Electronics.
Tom supports life-long learning which is reflected in his many hobbies and interests such as restorations, athletics, gardening, cooking, brewing, photography, music, writing, most outdoor activities, and long lists. Above all else, Tom treasures growing, learning and joking with his family and friends.
B.S. in Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Parkside