Thomas Matthew Bratt was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He participated in Katrina clean-up, and has the biggest humanitarian heart EVER! He attended Calvin College, graduated, and moved to Chicago to teach at the Chicago Public Schools. He lived in Chicago for eight years (NEVER MEETING JESSICA) until after he graduated with a Master’s in School Leadership, and moved back to Grand Rapids. He strums in rhythm along to Bob Dylan, and loves the Kings of Leon. He is an avid writer, and usually can be found posting his writing on The Real Tom Bratt. Tom woo’d Jessica by his extraordinary chef skills.