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Meet Tommy, One of Grove's Original Six!

To customers, Tommy is probably best known for writing most of the thank you notes for our outgoing orders, but around here Tommyhawk is known for making sure every product gets finished and goes out on time. He’s worked at Grove for two years and when he joined the company it was just a baby beginner with six employees! He’s mastered every job in the laser shop, and now his main responsibilities include lasering all the artwork and processing all of the shipping orders. His favorite products are the Leather Notebook Covers for Moleskine. Have a peep!


Tommy is a born-and-raised Portland native who grew up in the St John’s neighborhood. He attended the University of Oregon where he graduated in 2009 with Bachelors of Architecture. Out of all the Grovers who attended of the U of O, he is the reluctant Duck. Having grown up here, Tommy’s love of Portland fed into his desire to become a city planner. This year he’ll be returning to school at Portland State University for his Masters in Civil Engineering. He’s interested in using European models of city layout-- particularly transportation systems-- as a way to connect communities. The dude has lived in Denmark, speaks Swedish and he’s looks forward to returning to live and study in Copenhagen. Jealous!

Outside of work, Tommy is an avid runner.  Recently, he’s been getting back into screen printing and watercoloring.  He is also the local horror movie buff with Suspiria at the top of his list. (Halloween is a close follow up.)  

When he’s not keeping a small mountain of orders to be shipped and organized you can usually find him singing karaoke-- Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey!

Written by Mike Schultz. He is an oil painter from Ithaca, New York.  When he is not working for Grove, he’s painting and drawing to his heart’s content.  You can see his work on his blog and his website.

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