Tom Thompson, Other


I was born in Missoula, Montana. My business experience includes decades of business management, commercialization and financial management. I have started 3 successful businesses. My first dental manufacturing business was a cover article in Forbes magazine. I am the only non-dentist to serve on the board of the Montana Dental Association. I was a co-founder of MSU School of Dental Hygiene. My family has created 600 local jobs, primarily in manufacturing. I received a doctorate in law. I have worked and lived internationally.

I am affected by ataxia, a neurological disease. The past decade of my life has been dedicated to social service organizations including peer support and system advocacy. I have been a peer advocate at Summit Independent Living Center for 8 years. I serve on several committees at my church and am a board member on several bicycle and pedestrian organizations. I have participated my entire life in nutritional and physical exercise activities. In my free time I race and tour my recumbent trikes.

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