Tom is a retired associate editor of the Great Falls Tribune and is stil active as a freelance writer. He has written two editions of "Discover the RockyMountain Front, A Hiker's Guide." He continues to contribute to and manage an outdoor blog, outtherewithtom.blogspot.com, which features more than 800 hikes, climbs and backcountry ski trips in the Rocky Mountain Front, Glacier Park, and most of the island ranges in Montana. Check it out at www.outtherewithtom.blogspot.com.
His educational background includes having been a Director of Career and Technical Education of the Great Falls Public Schools.
Tom has been active in Montana's outdoors for his lifetime as a backcountry tele-skier, mountain climber and backpacker. He is a member of the Glacier Mountaineering Chapter and has received their award for climbing all the park's 10,000 feet peaks. Tom has been closely connected to the Montana Wilderness Association's Island Range Chapter, having been a past board member and summer Wilderness Walks leader.
He is married to Katie Kotynski, who is a leader of Girls in Glacier hiking group, as well as being an active member in the Montana Wilderness Association.