Tom is the proprietor of Art and Frame of Falls Church with his mom being the majority owner. The creator and organizer of FIRSTfriday of Falls Church and one the co-founders of Falls Church Arts and Taste of Falls Church, Tom continues to create and infuse the arts in everything he touches.
Long standing member with the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce since 2001 he served as Vice Chair of Membership in 2004 and 2005, Vice Chair of Programs in 2006 and 2007, and he won the Chamber's Pillar of the Community Award in 2005. He was also the 2009 recipient of the Carroll V. Shreve Award from the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his contributions to the well-being and prosperity of the residents of Northern Virginia.
Art and Frame of Falls Church has also been the recipient of the City of Falls Church's 2003 Excellence in Customer Service Award and 2004 Business of the Year Award.
It all began with his grandfathers corner grocery store in upstate New York. Offering customers what they want was in the blood. Art and Frame of Falls Church to this day continues to offer candies from the counter as Tom's Grandfather did in his store.
Tom began framing many, many years ago by way of his Dad framing the works his Mom completed. In 2001 Tom took what he had learned from many years of working with friends, business acquaintances, and relatives and turned it into a retail setting that now sits in the center of the historic district of Falls Church.