Thomas Allen is proud to be an Arizona native where he now resides with his family. He left Arizona to pursue an education at Brigham Young University where he earned undergraduate degrees in Microbiology and Business Management. During two years spent in the service of his church, he learned to speak Spanish in Argentina and to appreciate the culture in South America.
His professional career includes 20 years of construction management of residential construction of both tract and custom homes, commercial development of industrial, free standing retail and public works projects. As a former Laboratory Manager and Director of Operations at Aerotech Laboratories, Tom spent many years working to educate Indoor Air Quality Professionals by teaching seminars, certification courses and publishing journal articles. He has worked in the insurance recovery industry where he enjoys negotiating fair and equitable settlements on behalf of policyholders with property damage claims. His service to the community includes 5 years as an elected official on the City Council of Surprise, Arizona, over a decade as a Boy Scout leader, and now serves as a treasurer for the Surprise Sundancers who promote academic and athletic excellence and other causes.