Meet Splash Omnimedian, Tom Baire
“I’m going to start by saying I don’t have a favorite Pokemon, my favorite color is red and I actually do love long walks on the beach.” Tom is originally from Olean, New York, but took a leap of faith and moved to South Carolina in 2006. He loves spending time with his family and friends and enjoys traveling and seeing new places. He is the Video Production Manager at Splash.
What exactly do you do at Splash?
Scripting, shooting and editing for all video and photography. I also make sure everyone’s computer is working properly, keep Chuck in line (which is a full-time job, in and of itself), and take crap from Lauren on a daily basis.
What did you do before working here?
Before I moved to Columbia, I worked at a grocery store. Before I came to Splash, I worked at ABC Columbia TV station as creative services producing TV commercials.
What have you learned about yourself while working here?
I guess I’ve learned that I can be challenged and have success at trying new things.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My daughter. The promise of a new day. I always strive to be better every day.
What’s an interesting fact about you?
I don’t really know. Let me ask my wife.
What moments or experiences can you think of that “shaped your life?”
I think the biggest one is my decision to take a leap of faith and move so far away from home on my own.
What do you think the world needs more of?
Kickball games and hockey
What are you most proud of?
I would have to say the life my wife and I have built together since being in South Carolina
What do you like to learn about?
Changing technology in my field, editing techniques, camera equipment, software (Nerd)
What are you most thankful for?
My daughter. We adopted her, so she was truly a gift from God.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Batman (grrr voice)