Tom Smith became the President/Owner of the Wildrose Oxford facility after 4 years as the General Manager. After training his first dog in 1998 the American style, Tom visited Wildrose and decided to join the pack. Wildrose Dixie became his best friend, hunting partner, and office companion in 2008. He then became an associate trainer in 2010. After selling his industrial construction company, and deciding to further the never-ending adventures with Wildrose, Tom joined the Wildrose staff full time as the General Manager in October 2014. He received his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Kentucky and served in the military as an Infantry Officer from 1990 - 97 in Georgia, Alaska, Thailand, Japan, Egypt, and Virginia. He is originally from Tell City, Indiana. Tom and his wife Tina reside on the property with their dog Dixie and Spot the cat.