Tom Hale – Resume

Tom Hale – Resume

Tom HaleTom Hale Owner TCC
Owner – AdWords Specialist
Thomas Creek Concepts
Portland, OR


Formal Education:

Portland State University, English Degree – University Scholars Program

Pre-AdWords Experience:

-Food and Beverage – Restaurant Management
Pier 101, Inc.

-Specialty Retail Sales
Elmer’s Flag and Banner

-Financial Services:
State Farm, Licensed Staff
Prudential, Registered Rep

-Discovered AdWords while promoting music online as a hobby.

Founded Thomas Creek Concepts in January of 2004


-Google AdWords Professional Qualified Individual. Thomas Creek Concepts is also a Google AdWords Professional Qualified Company.

I first became a GAP in February of 2005. One month after the program went into effect. Which makes me one of the earliest Professionals Certified by Google.

-A designated Top Contributor in the official Google AdWords Help Forum.

Google designates certain individuals as Top Contributors in their official Help Forums. I am known more for the content of my posts than I am for the quantity of posts.

-Advisory Board of SEMpdx

SEMpdx is Portland, Oregon’s Professional Search Organization. I am proud to be on the Advisory Board, as well as a moderator in the SEMpdx Forum.

-Contributing Member of AdWords Help Experts.

This is a grass roots organization of AdWords Help Forum Top Contributors.

-Yahoo! Ambassador (when the program existed)

-Beta tester for Microsoft adCenter.

References on Request