About

Tom R. Anderson
Founder 

Tom grew up farming with his family in Cottonwood, Minnesota. His passion has always been the great outdoors, from hunting and fishing to camping, and that’s why he ultimately settled in Alaska. A U.S. Army veteran, former Seattle fireman, 22-year Alaska State Trooper (retiring as the Director/Colonel), and retired General Manager over Ogden Allied Alaska’s statewide facility contracts (e.g. Sullivan Arena, Egan Convention Center, Carlson Center), he founded Optima Public Relations in 2011 with an eye on providing comprehensive marketing and public relations services to Alaskan companies, government agencies and non-profits.