After graduation Tom attended Whitworth College and then graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Business.  He married Gail Bronson in 1971, and a few years later started a family and was blessed with David, Amy, and Kayti.

In 1993, life took a very painful and life changing turn for the Harsh family when Amy died at age 15.  Gail and Tom became involved in a wonderful Christian program called GriefShare.  It was instrumental in helping them cope with the loss of Amy, and they became facilitators in the ministry, to help others.

In 1987, the Harsh family moved to Seattle. Today, Tom and Gail have five granddaughters who are an immense joy and light in their lives.  They are blessed that David and Kayti and their families live in the northwest.  Tom and Gail  will celebrate 50 years of marriage in the summer of 2021!  Gail is retired and Tom continues part time with his career in commercial real estate.

Tom’s favorite memories of NWCS include daily bus rides to and from their home on Spokane’s south hill, playing basketball, and playing pranks in Study Hall with his best friend, David Tanner. His favorite principal was Earl Mortlock.