After a stint in the Air Force where he possessed a TOP SECRET/CRYPTO clearance, Tom became interested in anthropology and human evolution and received a Masters Degree in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento. Tom then received a fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Toronto.
Tom became interested in UFO’s while in high school and rekindled that interest when he became the MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) State Section Director for Southeastern Pennsylvania (1986-2002). In that capacity, Tom investigated local UFO sightings in the Delaware Valley which encompasses the five-county area surrounding Philadelphia. Since 1991, Tom’s research has focused solely on the so-called “Roswell Incident” and the alleged retrieval/cover-up by the U.S. Government of an alien spaceship and crew that crashed near the town of Roswell, New Mexico in July, 1947. In this research, Tom has worked closely with Roswell investigators, Kevin Randle [until 1996] and Don Schmitt (since 1998). Tom was a Special Investigator for CUFOS (the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies) from 1992-1997 and served on its Board of Directors from 1997-2001.
Tom’s research has contributed to a number of books and articles on the Roswell Incident such as The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell (1994) by Kevin D. Randle and Donald R. Schmitt and will ultimately yield additional books and articles on the subject. Additionally, Tom has appeared as a guest on many radio and television shows concerning the Roswell Incident as well as appearing in Roswell documentaries. He has lectured all over the country regarding the subject as well. His portrait appears in the Hall of Fame at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, NM for his continuing contributions to our understanding of the Roswell events of 1947.