Tom founded Filsinger Games in 1986, a company that produces tabletop card and dice games. Filsinger Games has expanded to include licensed games, online games, and new partnerships. Tom created a science fiction game called CHAMPIONS OF THE GALAXY. He has also created a line of gift calendars called COUNTDOWN TO THE BIG DAY for weddings and baby's due date.
Tom's first book (2005) was a memoir on creativity called THE DARK MENACE OF THE UNIVERSE, which Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee called, "A thought-provoking reading experience." His second book, SHADOWS ON THE ROAD, was released in 2014 and chronicled Tom's behind-the-scenes adventures in Hollywood pitching his game concepts for movies and TV.
Tom is a Psychology Instructor at Northern Arizona University. He teaches Introduction to Personality, Social Psychology, and Group Behavior. Previously he was an Associate Professor of Psychology at Jamestown Community College in New York as well as Director of Social Sciences and Coordinator of Psychology. He created a 31-hour face-to-face and online certificate program in Organizational Psychology.