Tom Hays is an artist and writer and a serial entrepreneur, previously owning and operating a variety of business ventures.
Tom also compiles and publishes quotations through his website, PearlOfTheDay.com, which emails inspirational and motivational quotes to subscribers daily at no charge. He established this ministry more than sixteen years ago, and it has grown to hundreds of recipients daily plus thousands of readers on various websites where the "Pearl of the Day" appears.
Tom has been in the retail optical business, owned an advertising agency, an audio/visual production company, built a chain of thirty-eight automobile quick oil-change centers, started a food packaging and marketing company, and owned a market research company, conducting radio listenership research in 105 radio markets in the United States. He was also a principal in several other private and publicly owned companies, including those involved in oil and gas exploration, music production, greeting cards, and business acquisition. He is also an ordained minister.
Born in Oklahoma and having lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Napa Valley in California, Tom and his wife Susan currently make their home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tom enjoys painting, silversmithing, ceramics, design, songwriting, website development, and writing stories.