Tom traveled from Minnesota in 1974 to visit the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston. After experiencing this wonderful area, he decided to move to Coos Bay and was hired to teach at Madison Elementary School in Empire. In 1981 he earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Oregon. While principal of Milner Crest Elementary, he collaborated with teachers, parents and students to achieve recognition as one of the Top 10 Schools in Oregon by the Oregon Department of Education. Tom believes the skill set of an educator is extremely helpful to the success of a real estate broker. He built his own log home, so he knows every step of construction. He has served on the Coos Bay City Council and many boards and committees with the intention of building a more dynamic and strong community. Tom will listen and fully assess your needs and requirements, which will save you time and money when buying or selling your real estate.