Tom graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1969. Throughout his youth, college years and beyond, he has been active in many sports including hockey, tennis, skiing, hunting and fly fishing. After marrying Pam Anderson, he moved to Sutton, MA, where he became active for many years with Sutton's Historical Commission and Conservation Commission. He and Pam raised 3 daughters, Katie, Karin and Bethany who became active with club, high school and college soccer. Tom Johnson's professional life covering a span of over 40 years, centered on the marketing growth of his family business, POBCO, Inc., a manufacturer of plastic and wood bearings, rollers and related friction-reducing components found on conveying, food and packaging equipment, agricultural equipment etc. Tom wrote numerous articles related to product applications for POBCO products. Tom is a member of Trout Unlimited and the Atlantic Salmon Federation, as well as numerous conservation organizations in Maine.