Thomas Michael Keister is an American businessman, writer, political activist, producer, eSports competitor, and former professional wrestler.
Tom was born December 13, 1975 in Frankfurt, West Germany, to parents serving in the United States Army. After spending his formative years in Centralia, Illinois, Tom spent time living in Arkansas and Oklahoma before permanently relocating to the southern Indiana/Metro Louisville region in late 1999, where he currently resides with his wife Becky, two of their four daughters, two cats and a dog.
A graduate of Decker College, Tom has achieved professional success in the marketing, sales and financial industries, working with some of the largest firms in the country in addition to pursuing entertainment projects. To date, Tom has written five books and co-written one. He is currently working on finishing his first novel, Radioactive Trash Pandas, a 2018 National Novel Writing Month winner.
From 2007-14, he created and hosted Probably Uncalled For, a weekly live "hot talk" current affairs podcast that ran just over 300 original episodes. In 2011, the show won Best Podcast at the Bloggers Choice Awards. During this time, Tom also appeared as an analyst and later co-host of Inside the Squared Circle, a professional wrestling discussion show from 2009-14. Most recently, Tom has appeared on two episodes of American Mystery Basement, a comedy show airing on YouTube.
Thomas is currently the founder, majority owner, and President/CEO of Hoosier Financial Group, LLC, a tax preparation and financial services firm located in Sellersburg, Indiana.
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Tom has a Bacon Number of 1. In 2015, Tom was an associate producer on Debris, a short film executive produced by Sean S.Cunningham. Cunningham co-created the Friday the 13th franchise and directed the first film, which featured Kevin Bacon.
Tom is the maternal great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of John B. McClelland, a Revolutionary War patriot who later served as a delegate on the commission to frame the Pennsylvania constitution in 1776.
Tom's family has a street named after them in his hometown. Keister Drive leads to the main campus of Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois.