Dr. Thom Parks was born Tim Hicks in Virginia and it is his real Hicks name he has gone back to using as he has left wrestling except for contact with wrestlers at his church or old time reunions. He has instead been devoting time to political and religious issues, as well as book publishing.
Hicks became involved with wrestling by publishing a news sheet, then started work as a photograph and finally, adapting to the new Parks name, became a referee and occasional wrestler.
In the early 1990s, he moved to Arizona, where he saw action as a photographer. He was eventually roped into some referee work by RC Preston and other promoters for shows in the Phoenix area.
In the late 1990s, he became a manager, again under the Thom Parks name and generated a great deal of heat from the crowd during his brief run.
Hicks/Parks also founded the popular Arizona Wrestling Legends web site and was involved with the Arizona Old Timer Reunions along with the late Cowboy Bob Yuma.