Tom is the owner and an Oyster Grower of Charleston Oyster Farm. The first time Tom came to Charleston, was during a semester at sea in high school. From that point on, he was enamored by the beauty of coastal South Carolina. Tom studied Marine Science and Coastal Geology at Coastal Carolina University and after graduation he moved to Folly Island, SC where he applied his knowledge and appreciation of the environment by giving eco paddle board tours around the marshes, marine salvage work, and dock repair. Then, in 2015, after hearing his brother talk non-stop about his love for oysters and how great they are for the environment,Tom caught the oyster bug and began to make moves towards starting the first oyster farm in Charleston, specializing in local. salty. singles.