THOMAS F FROEHLICH has been associated with Rudi Steele Travel Inc since 1981. Growing up in Wisconsin, he received his undergraduate degreecum laude from Lawrence University and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. For three years he lived in France doing post-graduate work and in 1977 he moved to Dallas to begin doctoral studies at the University of North Texas.
Tom has always loved cruise ships and, even before entering the travel business, he traveled on ships whenever possible. While living in Paris he had a next door neighbor from Pretoria which ignited his interest in Africa. These two early influences, as well as the time living in France, have directly impacted his work at Rudi Steele Inc. To this day his work is primarily concentrated on planning trips on ships, in Africa, and in Western Europe.
When not travelling, Tom is often found at the historic First Presbyterian Church of Dallas where he has been the principal organist since 1977. While now generally “retired” from the concert stage, he has played solo recitals, participated in festivals, and appreared with orchestras throughout the United States and in Europe.