Tom was raised in Coquille, attended Coquille High School and went on to attain a B.A. degree in Finance and Real Estate and play football at Oregon State University.
Tom has two boys – Ryan, age 28, who recently completed medical school at Cornell and is now doing an Emergency Medicine residency in New York. Daniel, age 26, recently completed his Bachelor and Master’s degrees at Texas Christian University and was a member of the TCU football team’s 2014 Peach Bowl and 2015 Alamo Bowl championship teams.
Tom moved back to Coos County in 2018 to be closer to his parents, Al and Nancy Walsh of Coquille, his sister, Karen Parker of North Bend, and his brother Steve, in Portland.