Tom is the building and grounds manager at Crystal Lake Montessori School. Tom graduated from St. Mary Seminary, Perryville Mo. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from DeAndreis Institute of Theology and took a position in campus ministry at DePaul University. He later was hired by the Social Service Department of the Circuit Court of Cook County to work as a caseworker. After a few years he was promoted to supervisor. He retired with distinction from the Social Service Department and, wanting to pursue a route, now dedicates his time and talents to taking care of the CLMS facility and grounds. Tom lives in Woodstock with his wife, CLMS Lower Elementary Teacher, Laurie Barnes.