tomgrandy's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Project Manager

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, Madison Comprehensive High School, Ohio Army National Guard
Industries Worked In: 
Education, Military

Personal Info

Languages spoken: 

Drupal Site Builder and Project Manager for education sites since 2009 specializing in the development of K12 websites. Father of two great kids who left the nest to go discover what they want to do with their lives and a husband to a wonderful wife who puts up with my eccentricities. In addition to what I do for a living, I am an adventure-seeker whether is is backpacking, mountain climbing, sailing, trail running, obstacle course racing, or traveling to meet people from different cultures. Though I started out as a journalist and photographer, I have been a high school journalism teacher, a communications instructor, an instructional technology trainer, and a website creator.

I discovered Drupal as a result of transitioning school districts from proprietary software to something we could develop and build on in-house without fear of a third-party company going under. All of our sites are hosted in our data center about 20 feet from my office. As a non-profit owned and governed by the school districts we serve, we can guarantee longevity of their sites. What started out as an interest in how the internet worked has developed into a career that keeps me interested. Prior to creating web sites, I had about a 5-year attention span with different jobs. Now, every day is something new and different!

In my off time, I enjoy listening to jazz on vinyl, experimenting with Ableton to make music, shooting and editing film, and going to concerts. Can't stand watching mindless TV or news. Give me a film that I can't guess the plot in the first 5 minutes and I'm good.

Oh, I also like long walks on the beach and toasting the sunset.



Member for
7 years 3 months
Areas of Expertise: 
Site building
Project Manager
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016
Drupal Association Individual Member

tomgrandy helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.

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