Tom has remained active in rodeo and the agricultural lifestyle in many capacities during his political career. He continued competing in rodeo in bareback, saddle bronc, team roping, steer wrestling and bull riding over the years through his memberships in various amateur associations, the RCA and PRCA.
He joined the NSPRA in 1993 and was a NSPRA Bareback Qualifer in 1994 & 1995. He has been a devoted supporter and friend to the UNLV Rodeo team for many years. He is an avid supporter and contributor to the Las Vegas High School Rodeo Association and Junior High Rodeo Association, as well as many high school and junior high rodeo clubs throughout the state of Nevada,
He formerly raised beef cattle and currently raises bucking stock that is used in many levels of rodeo, including the Nevada Junior High Finals, Nevada High School Finals, West Coast Regional Collegiate Finals and many other amateur rodeos and jackpots.
Through his concern for agriculture and the western way of life, Tom is also a member of the Nevada Horse Council, Nevada Cattleman’s Association, Clark County Junior Livestock Association, Elks Las Vegas #1468, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, is a Lifetime Member of the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn and continues to be involved in various political and non-profit organizations.