Tom has been a legend in skydiving photography since he started jumping in 1978, and started taking photos of the sport the same year.
His lengthy career involving the stunt coordination and filming of skydiving, BASE jumping and hang-gliding has included four James Bond movie sequences, Point Break, the Rise of the Silver Surfer, George Bush’s AFF, and countless commercials such as Sony, Mountain Dew and Burger King. Tom produced, directed and filmed a movie called ‘Over The Edge’ about skydiving, BASE jumping and hang-gliding, which won first place in every category entered and many additional awards.
Tom was one of the first skydivers to jump with video equipment (it was a 22 lb chest mounted VCR and a separate camera), and the first to transmit a live skydiving video at the iconic demonstration jump at the Opening Ceremonies of the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
National Geographic TV has done three shows featuring Tom’s work. He was awarded the Gold Medal for Meritorious Service from the United States Parachute Association and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019.
Tom is proudly sponsored by PD, Sun Path, CYPRES.