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Experienced and comfortable with a wide variety of audiences


Unique and Interesting

Tom is an engaging speaker with a unique background of compelling true-life experiences who shares valuable life lessons learned from his adventures while traveling, studying, teaching, and fighting in some of the world’s most dangerous places. 

When speaking, Tom brings listeners into his experience with vivid recollections and thoughtful reflections that provide insight into the mind of one of the world’s most lethal men. Tom openly shares life lessons learned from bounty hunting and street fighting in Los Angeles, California, and hard lessons from working undercover in Mexico.

Tom often relates events from when, not long after the Berlin Wall came down, he was one of the very first Americans to travel deep behind the “Iron Curtain” in Russia and was challenged by the famed Russian Spetsnaz Special Forces. Another popular topic, Tom relates the stories and lessons from his travels to the Philippines where he pierced “The Rattan Curtain”, studied several systems of knife fighting, and became the first American to have his knife system recognized by the old masters. Tom shares adventures from teaching in South Africa where he went on patrol with high-speed reaction units, and from other journeys, like facing challengers high in the majestic mountains near Mt. Everest in Nepal. 

TTTom has appeared on Russian national television, US Cable TV, New Zealand Radio, South African radio, lectured at Salve Regina University in the US, a University in Russia, and guest speaker in popular podcasts. Experienced and comfortable speaking in front of a wide variety of people from all walks of life, Tom captivates listeners with his energy and passion, and speaking from his heart with unflinching honesty, shares his fears and triumphs with a touch of humor through the remarkable experiences of his life. Tom is one of the most stimulating and authentic speakers with fascinating stories that listeners are sure to enjoy.