As community manager, Tom is responsible for Percona's forums, MySQL Performance Blog, and all other social media-related properties.
Tom has been building and managing online communities since 1999, when he joined a startup called TurboLinux. Since then he's managed community and social media at several Silicon Valley companies, including Palm, Intuit, Symantec, Cadence Design Systems, Lithium and the virtually based Ninety Five 5.
Tom, who joined Percona in December 2012, has a B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University. Prior to his work in social media, he spent 10 years as a journalist in Tokyo and in the San Francisco Bay area. Tom and his wife recently moved back to his native Ohio where, in their spare time, they both enjoy gardening and raising miniature sheep on their small hobby farm outside Columbus.