Old Hilliardfest would likely not get up and running the day of the festival if Tom Grove weren't involved. During the planning stages of the festival, Tom is our City Liaison, but the day of the festival, he's can be seen running all over the place making sure signs are in place, electric is turned on, water is hooked up, and so on. Tom grew up in Piqua, Ohio, he later received a degree in "Architectural Engineering Technology" from ITT. He lives in Hilliard, where he's raised his two kids - Ryan and Kristen. Outside of Hilliardfest, he's involved with the Mustang Club of Ohio and the Hilliard Citizen's Police Academy. He also enjoys home improvement projects, anything to do with cars, and volunteering with the local police and fire departments.