Tom Ekland

Tanager Place

“Tom saw a need to help out kids, so he developed a strength program for Tanager Place. He’s there for them. He shows up every week for them. His encouraging spirit helps kids gain more than muscle – they gain self-worth.”

— Teresa Kurtz


For over 10 years, Tom has been the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Tanager Place. Each week, he helps youth ages 12-16 forget about their outside challenges by focusing on achieving personal goals. He is a mentor to many, having also served in the weight room at Xavier High School for over 20 years.