Dr. Thom Flamboe, began his work in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in the fall of 1982 when he moved from Laramie, Wyoming.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Thom has degrees from Eastern Michigan University, the University of Wyoming, Northern State University, and the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Thom has worked with children, parents, and families since 1970 in a variety of roles.
He has received several awards for his work including the “Outstanding Alumni of the Year” from Eastern Michigan University and “The Best Storyteller in the Dakotas” at the Dakota Storytelling Festival. He is an active member of the Aberdeen Community Theater and is a Hostage/Crisis Negotiator with the Aberdeen Police Department’s Special Response Team. He is also a Senior Olympian Gold Medalist and a two state record holder in Cycling.
His book “Can You Fix Him? Adventures in Child Therapy” is about his experiences with the many parents and children he has encountered throughout his career in counseling.