Our Team

Tom Smith
Tom Smith

Dental Coordinator

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My wife and I began volunteering for MMO in 2014 on a trip to Honduras.  We have since traveled with the group several times, and now I serve as the Dental Coordinator.  Katy is a general dentist, and I manage our family’s dental practice in Virginia. Although God has placed me in the dental field, I have a deep passion for natural world. I have a BS in Marine Biology, a BS in Geology, a Master’s in Environmental Studies, and continue to study Malacology/Conchology (mollusks) and Entomology (insects) in my free time. Katy and I have three children, and we enjoy spending time with them fishing, gardening, and exploring God’s creation.  I look forward to being used by God to keep MMO equipped with the necessary instruments and supplies. My calling is to help our dental volunteers use their gifts to serve God and share the gospel around the world. 


Fun Facts About Me

My favorite trip location is Charleston, SC.  Great combination of beach, forest, small city, and good food. 

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is to strive to be more like Christ!

If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve fishing with friends.

Some advice I would you give a volunteer team member who wants to join one of our trips is if you go with a heart and mind willing to serve you will end up with an amazingly rewarding experience and will want to go again. 

Cats or dogs? DOGS! And fish. And reptiles, amphibians, and all sorts of invertebrates that either myself or my kids bring home!

My favorite word in the English language is bacon.

If I could snap my fingers and become an expert in something it would be learning foreign languages.

To me the most inspiring part of my job is being able to work with MMO in the service of God.

The most important thing I learned before high school was an appreciation for God’s creation.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be teleportation. Less time and energy spent traveling would be great!

What Our Volunteers Say

The MMO staff always goes above and beyond in being helpful and proactive.

Mona, RN