Tom Brown

Social Media is my passion. And I don’t mean spending hours on Facebook or other networks. My passion is helping other people, and specifically businesses, to use Social Media properly. So I created Media Barker.

I am a "Authorized Local Expert" with Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. As an Authorized Local Expert, offer free training seminars on best practices of various online marketing techniques across the Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania area. So, if you want to get to know the more ‘business side’ of me, or want to schedule a seminar for your club or organization, check out my LinkedIn profile.

On the personal side of me, I am very active in the Elmira Rotary Club and recently finished my term as Club President. Now, I am the Co-Chair of the Rotary District 7120 Public Image Committee. With my lovely wife of 17 years, Shawnie Brown, we also own a Martial Arts school (American Family Karate) and yes I am a Black Belt, and a custom embroidery business (EZ Threadz). And to top it off we are also very active with Higher Hope Church.

And just because we don’t like to be bored, we also have two beautiful girls, 14 & 11, two dogs, one hamster, and 14 chickens.

Other life highlights people might not know include: I am an Eagle Scout. I traveled Europe for 7 years because both of my parents were in the military (I graduated from Bitburg American High School in Germany). I am a graduate of the University of Maryland, Munich Germany, and the University of Texas San Antonio. I started the Alpha Phi Omega chapter at UTSA (still going strong). And last, but especially not least, I once saved a strangers life with CPR (if you don’t know