Tom began his fitness journey in 2011 when he was introduced to CrossFit while working for Reebok. Never having been a fan of traditional gym environments, Tom quickly fell in love with the group dynamic and community of CrossFit and has never looked back.
Tom officially joined a CrossFit gym in 2012 with his wife, Karla and at the age of 33, Tom was in the best shape of his life. In 2014, Tom completed his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate and began taking steps towards becoming a CrossFit coach. He officially began coaching CrossFit in 2015 at Surrey CrossFit under the guidance and mentorship of Head Coach, Adam Tulk. Since then, Tom has continued his fitness education, completing his CrossFit Level 2 Trainer certificate, as well as the completing the CrossFit Gymnastics and CrossFit Weightlifting certifications.
Tom has also been very involved in the CrossFit Community, specifically in competitions, volunteering countless hours as a Judge. After judging numerous local events, Tom was invited to Judge at multiple CrossFit Regional Events and in 2015 and 2016, was invited to Carson, California to Judge at the Main Event, The CrossFit Games! Tom has also worked closely with the organizers of the Throwdown Series (Okanagan Valley Throwdown, Fraser Valley Throwdown), acting as a Head Judge on the floor and in 2019 will be working with the organizers of the CanWest Games as their Director of Judging.