As a Family Physician, Tom has practiced in this area for more than 25 years. He grew up in New Prague, MN and attended St. John’s University (MN) before attending the U of MN Medical School. He completed his residency in Bismarck, ND and also earned a Master’s in Medical Management from the U of Southern California. Tom has been part of Mayo for 19 years and currently is the physician leader for the hospital operation in SE Minnesota (Red Wing, Cannon Falls, Lake City along with Austin/Albert Lea). He currently serves on the YMCA Board of Trustees and the United Way Board and also sits on the Partner Table for Every Hand Joined. He and his wife Betsy live just north of Lake City. They have three grown children (Luke, Adam and Carolyn) and six grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys reading, golf and boating on Lake Pepin.

“I firmly believe in the mission and direction of the Foundation. The opportunity to work with other talented community leaders is a privilege. As we learn about current challenges community, we can work together to have a significant philanthropic impact in our community today and well into the future.”