Tommy was truly a renaissance man -- an accomplished pianist, a state tennis champion at every age level into his seventies, an avid skier, and a noted photographer who published six books of nature photography.
Tommy was an innovator in every sense of the word. In addition to the creativity he brought to his profession, protecting the environment, and revitalization of Greenville, Tommy held the following patents for his inventions:
- Flexible Parabolic Arch
- Adjustable Rung Ladder
- Computer Generated Virtual 3-D Trail Map