Thom grew up in a rural town in New Jersey along the Delaware River, but had the good fortune to see Lion King on Broadway when he was 8 years old. What made the experience life changing was the fact that Simba was the same age. Ever since, Thom has wanted to  act. Soccer dominated most of his life, so he had a late start, beginning his training at 14 in musical theater at the Young Performers Workshop in association with the Centenary Stage Company. At Fordham Thom was able to dip into many approaches to acting, tackling a variety of works, and had the opportunity to study abroad in London. He hopes to pursue a career in film but of course can never deny the thrill of a live performance on stage. Thom loves traveling and playing any sport, but would not wish golf on anyone.