Born in Burnham, England in 1959, Tom moved to the interior of Portugal in 1992. He is currently investigating the ancient peoples of Beira Baixa, a small region in the interior of Portugal. He has made documentaries and films about the region, music and the culture, and is currently writing a book about one of his discoveries - unique Iberian turquoise. He is a trained language teacher, professional musician, songwriter and producer, gemhunter, artisan, investigator and writer.
Tom spends a lot of his time on mountains, and with Michael Severin produced Black Mountain Argemela, a film dedicated to the preservation of Argemela and its unique ecosystem. Published on YouTube channel Vettonia Films.