Tommy is next up in our series of ALLIANCE staff introductions.
In 140 characters, what is your role at the ALLIANCE?
Project Engagement Lead at the Dementia Carer Voices project.
I was a full time carer for my wonderful mum Joan from 2007 till 2012 – previous to that I worked in the music industry as a tour manager and then global merchandiser.
Biggest learning experience in current or previous role?
That people are amazing, kind and caring and if you take a little time to listen to their story you soon find out how unique and amazing people are and that everyone has a story to tell.
Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?
Twitter. I spend far too much time on Twitter.
In my spare time I like…
Walking. I am trying to walk more, really helps clear my mind and I am trying to get a wee bit healthier. I also want to learn to knit before my team mate Laura.
When you were younger what did you want to be when you grew up?
It’s the obvious answer I think – I wanted to play football but I was never quite good enough.
Planes, trains or automobiles?
Trains…has to be trains. I have been on a wee tour for the past two years around the country speaking about the project and caring for my mum so every new day has been a new train journey.