Tom Leech is the third child of John and Catherine Leech. He was raised on S. Cowan Street, and has high praise for the experience of growing up in Garrett and attending Will Franks Grade School and Garrett High. His early experiences as a paper boy (Randolph Street), hardware store worker-bee, and Garrett pool splasher helped his business and communications skills.
Upon graduating from Purdue, he moved to California to work in aerospace with assignments in engineering, communication and marketing. These specialties led to teaching at several universities, and then starting his consulting-speaking business. As an author and journalist, he’s written books and articles on business, world travel, and nature, one of his major interests and concerns.