Tom Purchase A 1976 graduate of Pasco High School where he played baseball and football, Tom Purchase graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1980 with a Biology Sciences degree. What started out as a casual interest in helping out the Gig Harbor Little League in 2000 resulted in Tom joining the Western Washington Baseball Umpires Association where he has been umpiring middle school and high school games since 2003. During that time Purchase has umpired three state championship games and the Washington State American Legion (Jr.) state championships twice. He also umpires collegiate games as a member of the Northwest Collegiate Umpires Association. Purchase spent 12 yeas as a pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps and now flies a Boeing 777F for FedEx. Tom and Constance have been married for 35 years and have one son who is also a pilot.