Tom was first introduced to the golf business as general manager of Bodega Harbour in its formative years, 1977-1980, where he completed grow-in and opened the Robert Trent Jones II golf course. He had overall operating responsibility for all property functions including golf operations and maintenance, food services, strategic planning, architectural design review and governmental relations.
He formed EBITgolf, Inc., CourseCo’s predecessor, in 1989 and commenced the master-planned renovation of Riverside Golf Course for the City of Fresno, which he has leased since then. As founder of CourseCo, Tom has built an organization of approximately 1,700+ employees at 40 golf facilities generating some $85 million in gross revenues. He has been quoted in Golf Digest, Golf Business, Golf Course News, and USGA Golf Journal on golf related topics.
A graduate of Stanford University, he has done post-graduate study in both environmental planning and finance at Sonoma State University where he was later assistant to the president. Tom has an extensive background in public service. He was formerly Director of Research for Operating Engineers Local Union #3, the largest building and construction local in the world; director of the California State Assembly Office of Majority Services; and chief administrative officer of the State Assembly.