Originally from Ohio, Tom has lived in Chicago for twenty years and has been a fan of Chicago theater for just as long.  A World Languages teacher of French at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, he also is a lead mentor for the junior honors program which focuses on the Arts and Contemporary American and International Plays.  His undergraduate degree is from the University of Notre Dame, and he has master’s degrees from Yale University and Loyola University Chicago.  When not in Chicago, Tom is in New York City, London, and other parts of the world seeing all types of dramatic and musical performances from big and small companies.  He has participated in theater himself, but he prefers to experience theater from the seats as an audience member and theater enthusiast.