Tommy is a North Carolina native and longtime resident of Macon County. As a licensed Realtor since 1978, Tommy has over 30 years of experience in real estate sales and development and over 10 years in economic development consulting. Prior to entering the real estate brokerage business, Tommy served as the Macon County Economic Development Commission Director. An active community member, Tommy has served in the North Carolina House of Representatives and the North Carolina State Senate, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, Chair of the Advantage West Economic Development Group, the advisory council of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, and the Macon County Airport Authority. He is a Rotarian and member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church. Tommy is also a co-founder and former managing partner of Lazy Hiker Brewing Company. He and his wife, Robin, enjoy hiking, concerts, Atlanta United soccer and traveling to California to visit their two grandsons, Tommy and Lucas.