For more than three decades, Tom King has been a teacher, counselor, poet, free-lance writer, public relations officer, fund-raiser, grant-writer and administrator in education and nonprofit human services working with children, youth, seniors, people with disabilities and homeless persons. Appointed by the governor of Texas to the Texas DOT Public Transportation Advisory Committee, Tom served as an advocate for improved public transit for seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families in rural and small town Texas. An unapologetic conservative Christian, he plays folk guitar, long-necked banjo and harmonica and hangs out with flaming liberals who think he should himself burst into flames from the sheer incongruity of his belief system. Tom has served on nonprofit boards of Tyler Homeless Coalition, The Arc, Tyler SDA School, Virtual-Village.org and as director a day care center for ADHD preschoolers, an intergenerational day care center, two children’s residential treatment centers, and a day hab program for developmentally challenged adults. He has started 5 nonprofit organizations including East Texas Center for Independent Living. His first book, “Going for the Green: An Insider’s Guide to Making Money With Charity Golf” came out of a workshop series he developed with the University of Pennsylvania and A Circle of Ten, Inc. Married for 34 years, Tom and wife, Sheila have 3 children and three grandchildren. Tom is currently doing consulting work with nonprofits and freelance commercial writing.
Books by Tom King