As an Air Force veteran of Desert Storm, Tom spent his youth traveling the world flying as an Inflight Refueling Specialist (Boom Operator) in the KC-135 and KC-10 aircraft. When not on duty, motorcycles, snow mobiles and hotrod cars, and eventually computers took up most of his time. Tom has acquired over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology field, with the last 7 years acting as in independent consultant in various roles, with experience in cloud architecture, security, development, and administration working in a wide range of industries including health care, internet retail, clothing manufacturing, banking, and electrical infrastructure. Most recently Tom has been very involved in the Microsoft Azure environment working with Azure SQL, Azure App Services (websites), Azure Storage, Azure Virtual Machines, and DevOps (source code management and delivery.) When not working, Tom gets his adrenaline fix attending SCCA Autocross events driving his 2016 Mazda MX-5.