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My Values 

  • Family comes first. 
  • Integrity matters.
  • Education is vital.
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Bipartisanship is a must. 

Born in Richmond, California, Tom's father, a Baptist minister, and his wife, raised Tom and his two sisters as they lived throughout California.  In the summer of 1981, Tom's family relocated to Shawnee, Oklahoma.

After graduating Shawnee High School, Tom attended Oklahoma Baptist University.  Following his marriage in 1985, he and his young family moved to North Carolina where they lived near his wife's family.  Tom completed his college education at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, graduating at the top of his class in 1997.

Tom has had a successful business career, primarily in the office equipment industry.  He has worked for such companies as IKON Office Solutions, Xerox, and, most recently, as Vice President of Sales for Standley Systems in Oklahoma.

Tom is also the author of three books:  Roar Like You Mean It; From Obscurity to Market Domination; and The Level 10 Success Planner.  Each are available through

When Tom relocated back to Oklahoma in early 2010, he met and married Joyce Johnson.  Joyce is the Vice President of Human Resources at Cytovance Biologics - a biotech company headquartered in downtown Oklahoma City.

Together they live in Norman with Joyce's youngest daughter, who is a senior at Norman High School.  Together they have seven children:  Gray, age 31; Drew, age 30; Jamison, age 28; James Phillips, age 28; Spencer, age 24; Christian, age 22; and Sheridan Johnson, age 17.

Today, Tom is a full time Realtor with eXp Realty.  Working out of their Norman home, Tom works as a Buyers Agent and Sellers Agent for clients across the Oklahoma City Metro area.

Tom and Joyce are avid OU and Oklahoma City Thunder fans. 

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

Abraham Lincoln

About Tom Hackelman

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever."

Mahatma Gandhi