Tom Easley Jr. grew up to be a teenager in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then moved to Kansas at age fifteen, where he graduated high school. He served in the US Navy from 1991 to 1995 as a third class petty officer during operation Desert Storm. He graduated college with a degree in biology in 1999. His focus in employment was in laboratory, quality assurance, and food safety work in the food manufacturing field. He is presently on disability due to the damages incurred from the tornado.