Tom is Quill's development manager. He buys a bottle of champagne for Mayor Sonya Rebecchi, but she
declines it, so her executive assistant Aaron Brennan shares it with Tom, who tries to get him to talk about Sonya's feelings towards the new Lassiter's tower. Tom buys Aaron some shoes, but Aaron gives them back, along with a bottle of champagne, saying he does not accept bribes. Tom explains that he bought the shoes as an excuse to ask him out, but Aaron says he has a boyfriend. When Tyler Brennan accidentally flashes the patrons of The Waterhole, Tom asks Terese Willis to bar him. Tom and Aaron spend more time together and Tom takes advantage of the relationship by asking Aaron to send him the list of objectors to the second tower at Lassiter's. Tom talks them all into withdrawing their objections. Tom's step-mother Julie Quill puts pressure on him to make sure the environmental report is positive towards the tower. Tom gets Aaron to tell him who carried out the report, before uploading a doctored copy to his laptop. The council approve the tower, leading Aaron to realise Tom has used him. He records a confession from Tom, who is questioned by the police and disowned by Julie. Tom asks Paul Robinson to join him in destroying Lassiter's, but Paul refuses. Following the explosion at Lassiter's, Tom's ID badge is found in the wreckage. He is assumed to be dead, but he sends anonymous texts to Aaron blackmailing him. Aaron and Nate Kinski later find Tom at the complex and they report him to the police. He is interviewed over the explosion, but he has an alibi and is bailed. Tom believes Aaron has taken his money and demands it back. Tom receives a suspended sentence for the blackmail and is made manager of Lassiter's after Julie Quill is arrested.