Meet a Colleague: Tom Hackman Tom Hackman serves as theater technical director.
Q. How long have you worked at W&L?
I have been at W&L for seven years – I arrived in the summer of 2016.
Q. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster and Cumberland Counties.
Q. What advice do you have for students?
Look around, explore a couple of topics that might interest you. At 18, it’s hard to say which path might be the right one for you.
Q. What is the most adventurous thing that you have ever done?
In my younger days, I did a lot of caving including surveying and rescue work. Rappelling into an unexplored cave is a pretty exhilarating experience.
Q. What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
I enjoy woodworking and blacksmithing, as well as many outdoor activities.
Q. If you could live anywhere, where would you build your dream home?
I would build on a lake in Maine or in New York state.
Q. What book are you reading now?
I just finished (and really enjoyed) Barbara Kingsolver’s “Demon Copperhead.”
Q. What music are you listening to these days?
It’s usually singer/songwriters – lately seems to be a lot of Tyler Childers and Nathaniel Rateliff.
Q. What is the website you visit most often and why?
Probably the Google homepage … I have a lot of questions!
Q. If you could have coffee with one person, who would it be and why?
My late mother-in-law … I’d like to catch her up on the last 20+ years.
Q. What is your desert island food?
Q. Tell us something most people don’t know about you.
I carve wooden utensils from locally sourced wood.
Q. What is your secret talent?
I bake a pretty mean peach pie.