Thom began his love for film through storytelling and makeup effects. His first experience with makeup came as a child when he watched the TV series, Planet of the Apes. This is where Thom began his life long journey to learn makeup effects. As a teen Thom volunteered is time and talents to local filmmakers as a makeup artist. This is where he was exposed to the filmmaking experience and a way he could develop his talents and utilize his skills in an all-encompassing way. Thom loves to tell stories and entertaining people through the medium of filmmaking.