For 31 years Tom Yots was a Chemistry Teacher at Lewiston Porter High School. Upon retirement he completed a Master’s Degree in Architecture at the SUNY Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and established Preservation Studios, a full service historic preservation consulting firm in Buffalo. He and his wife Louise lived in Niagara Falls for 40 years where they owned and operated Park Place Bed and Breakfast. They currently reside in Buffalo. Tom became involved with Oakwood Cemetery when he was the City Historian in Niagara Falls and chair of the City’s Historic Preservation Commission. He is currently involved in preparing local, State and National Register nominations for historic Oakwood. Tom and Louise have two sons, Jason who lives in Buffalo and Ben who lives in New York City and five grandchildren.