Hey there – I’m Thomas, but you can call me Scags if you’re into the whole brevity thing.

Born on New York’s Lawn-Guy-Land, I grew up in the deserts of Arizona, the cornfields of Illinois, and the plastic-fantastic reality of The O.C.

Moving that much as a kid taught me the value of being adaptable, how much a sense of humor can help you fit in, and never to mess with fire ants. They’re mean everywhere.

In undergrad I had dreams of becoming a theoretical physicist until the harsh reality of second year calculus kicked in. I also hated that there was almost always only one right answer.

Luckily, I had a penchant for words and a newfound appreciation that there can be more than one right answer in writing – you just need to be convincing. 


OTHER THINGS YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW


The SF Giants are 8-0 in playoff games when I’m in the building  – 2002, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016

In eighth grade I got in trouble for writing a parody of “Ice Ice Baby” and passing it around during class. To this day, whenever that song plays I can only hear my alternate lyrics.

In college I worked at Chez Panisse, where I developed a taste for food and wine that has since served me well.  

After college I spent almost 10 months backpacking (and working) through Thailand, Laos, France, Italy, Spain, England, Ireland, Germany, Norway, and Sweden. 

I have a steel rod inside my right tibia – knee to ankle – from a snowboarding accident.  That didn’t stop me from going Heli-boarding in Banff 2 years later, and I still ride.  

I finished the NYC Marathon in 2014 in just over 4 hours.




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