Tom Munds was born and raised in Portsmouth, Va., moved to Miami, Fla. in the middle of his junior year in high school.He graduated from Miami Senior High School in 1955 and left for Air Force basic training three days after graduation.
Tom spent almost 22 years in the Air Force and retired as a Master Sergeant. His service included two remote tours in Alaska plus 20 months in Vietnam.  He broke into journalism in 1969 when he was appointed as additional duty public information officer for his unit at Lowry AFB. He came back to the same unit when he returned from Vietnam and the additional duty became his full-time job.
While working on the Lowry base paper, he began writing sports stories for local weekly newspapers.  That led to a full-time job when he got out of the Air Force on Dec. 31, 1976. He has been working as a reporter-photographer ever since.
He currently works for Colorado Community Media, a group of 10 weekly newspapers.He attends Denver First Church of the Nazarene and has volunteered with Casa Unida Foundation for the past several years and is a member of the foundation board of directors.  He and his wife had a son and two daughters. He likes to read, take pictures and travel.