Tommy began his career as a meter reader in 1976. He rose through the ranks of a lineman. He
was given the opportunity to become the Job, Training and Safety Specialist where he excelled.
He wanted to make a difference to the safety of lineman. For the next 30 years he spearheaded
change and training all the way up to the corporate and state levels. He has been instrumental
in the founding of North Carolina Line Schools. He continues to this day to visit and train students and lineman about safety.