Tom Middlebrook has practiced Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Nacogdoches for the past 23 years. He is a native of Nacogdoches and has family roots here since the early 1820's. He received B.S. (cum laud, Geology, 1977) and M.A. (Psychology, 1977) degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. Additionally, he holds a D.C.S. (Theology, 1977) degree from Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada and a MD (1983) degree from Southwestern Medical School (University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas).
Tom has been interested in Native American archeology since early elementary school. He first visited and participated in an archeological dig during the Lake Nacogdoches excavations of 1975. He has since served as Presidents of the Dallas Archeological Society, the East Texas Archeological Society and the Texas Archeological Society. For over twenty years he has been a Steward of the Texas Archeological Stewardship Network of the Texas Historical Commission. He has been the Vice Chairman of the Nacogdoches County Historical Commission since 2009.Tom has been a member of the Nacogdoches Rotary Club for over twenty years. His other interests include astronomy, history, backpacking, growing roses and cooking. He is married to Sylvia Middlebrook, PhD, the Director of Psychology at the Lufkin State Supported Living Center. He has five children and five grandchildren.