Tom Smailes


“One can learn anything, anything at all, I thought, if provided by a gifted and passionate teacher.”    Beach Music Pat Conroy


Professional Qualifications

Broker Associate/Partner-The Group, Inc. Real Estate

Member of National Associations of Realtors

Member of Colorado Association of Realtors

Member of Fort Collins Board of Realtors

Graduate of Ninja Selling


Professional Experience

H.S. Language Arts Instructor, Department Head, Head Football Coach (1980-2016)



B.A. Speech Communication & English (double major):  California State University Northridge

M.A. Speech Communication/Rhetoric:  Colorado State University


Community Involvement

Fort Collins Parks & Rec Volunteer Basketball Coach (2017-Present)

NFL Flag Football Volunteer Coach (2014-Present)

Fort Collins Baseball Club Volunteer Coach (2014-Present)


Personal Data

A retired teacher (brief 36-year career) and a transplanted Colorado native since 1988, I am married to Larissa who teaches Language Arts and Drama at Rocky Mountain H.S., and we have 4 wonderful children.  Christian is a social worker in NYC while he gets his music career started, Lauren is a first-year teacher in Austin working in the 4th grade, Carter is a 3rd grader at Zach Elementary who somehow is a Seahawk fan, and Colter continually provides the family entertainment as a Kinder at Zach.