T. C. Luoma was born to Finnish immigrants in Windsor, Ontario, but spent the bulk of his youth and adolescence in nearby Detroit, Michigan. He attended Eastern Michigan University where he earned degrees in microbiology and English language and literature. After college, TC had a host of jobs, including stints as an assembly line worker, an armored car guard, a phlebotomist, a used car salesman, a male model, a freshman English teacher, a short order cook, a technical writer, and many other jobs too numerous to list.
Currently, T. C. is the editor-in-chief of Testosterone (T-Nation.com
), an Internet magazine devoted to weight training, sports supplementation, and, in general, changing your physique.
T. C. currently lives in La Jolla, California, with his heroically tolerant wife, Laurie, and his Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Tommey and Riley. His wife, when describing him, likes to quote Tuco from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: "He's tall, blonde, smokes a cigar, and he's a peeg."