Oddball, aka Tom, was born in Wisconsin where he lived until the breakup of the Bell System resulted in the family moving to western Washington State. Eventually ended up in eastern Washington and graduated High School. Studied engineering and graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University, Pullman.
Oddball ended up with his nickname by popularizing one nickname to avoid a worse nickname from being popularized. Oddball works in the aviation industry in the specialty field of Flight Test Engineering. Oddball’s interests include hiking and backpacking, fishing, hunting, reloading, amateur gunsmithing, fixing up old cars, car maintenance, aviation, flying, and building airplanes. Oddball often finds himself being the connoisseur of things that many consider to be unusual.