Tommy traces his fascination with woodlands back to his German forbears from Bavaria and the Black Forest. Tommy’s family owns forested lands and these spark many of his ideas. But his writings go further. Tommy has been an activist of the type that embraces a changing world which struggles with new questions of right and wrong daily. His writings reflect these feelings. Tommy lives in Jasper, jogs and lifts weights to stay in shape, and indulges his passions for writing, law, government, and politics. He is a graduate of the Purdue University School of Engineering and the Vanderbilt University School of Law.