Tom Colvin has been a PR professional and writer in behalf of non-profit organizations for most of his professional career.  After retirement in 1997, he turned to free-lance writing, photography and blues music.

He has earned many awards, among which are:

BEST CATALOG -- by the Printing Industries Association for admissions catalog to The Choate School, 1972
GEORGE BRAKELEY AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN FUND RAISING -- for multi-media show for Choate School, 1971
SILVER SCREEN AWARD for multi-media show for Hollins College, 1981
GOLD AWARD FOR BEST AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION -- by Council for Advancement and Support of Education for "There's Music In The Air" for the University of Denver School of Music, 1985
TOP FIVE COLLEGE MAGAZINES -- by the Council for Advancement and Support of Eduction for the Occidental College alumni magazine.

In 1986, Colvin accepted an assignment with the Asian Development Bank in Manila, where he was responsible for AV production, electronic media relations and VIP briefings.

He now resides in Manila, with frequent visits to his alternative residence in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  He is widely known in South-East Asia as "Tomcat" Colvin for his performances with the filipino blues band LAMPANO ALLEY.