Tom Jay interviewed by Holly Hghes was the crew leader on the successful 10 year summer chum stock restoration project on Salmon Creek (in East Jefferson Ctiy) and volunteered in other salmon restoration projects in the Chimacum Creek and Discovery Bay drainages.
He has been an active member of the Northwest Art Community since 1966, when he built the first bronze casting facility for Seattle University. He went on to supervise and construct casting facilities at the University of Washington. Upon graduation, with an MFA from the University of Washington in 1969, he established Riverdog Fine Arts Foundry, which, in addition to his own work, cast sculpture for such notable N.W. sculptors as Tony Angell, Hilda Morris, Phil Levine, Richard Kirsten.