Tom is a 4'9" 29 year old male. He's afraid of insects and dogs. he hates the cold and loves fire. he is fairly honest and has a knack for getting himself into trouble with his almost uncontrollable curiosity.
Tom spent most of his life in coventry, living there with his parents for 18 years. during his childhood a bulldog broke away from its owners leash and attacked him. he was sent to the hospital and has never gotten past his fear for dogs although he is doing better these days. He also grew up despising all insects, especially spiders. when he was 18 he moved to cardiff for college and to be closer to the sea. he spent 6 years in college and graduated with a masters degree in information security and privacy. afterwards he got a job handling the security system at a large business which was later infiltrated by an alien looking for information on the technology the company was working on. Tom noticed some suspicious behavior and used his expertise in security systems to capture the alien. Torchwood showed up later to help deal with it and at that point Tom was offered a position and accepted.