“The people here are so kind they make me feel like I’m home. i work all day and its nice to come to friendly face and fun events that go on.”

Carlos Robledo

Columbia

“IRH is very professional yet so much like a family, you treat us so nicely and always greet me with a good morning and a smile. The cleanliness is aways good so fresh and nice. it’s a friendly and welcoming environment. We are treated so well at IRH with such trustworthy staff.”

Ann Marie Charlton

Jamaica

“IRH Pigeon Forge has given me many chances to meet new people and cultural exchange by learning a 3rd language, trying food from different countries, and promoting my country (Jamaica). I also had a great opportunity like getting to play soccer for Tornado FC.  My most special moment was when I joined the International Angels and I truly have enjoyed being apart of and giving back to the local communities. IRH is my Home Away From Home.”

Ricardo Smith

Jamaica

“I am happy to be staying at IRH. It’s a comfortable place to live and the people at the front desk are friendly. I enjoy having a kitchen that we can use 24 hours a day.”

Licelot Carrasco Guerrero

Dominican Republic

“IRH is a great experience, the building is so clean and brand new. The best part is the teamwork. The people, they are wonderful and so friendly. They are great, I always get a greeting when I see the staff at the front desk.”

Warren Pujols

Dominican Republic

“I have met a lot of new people here. I love being able to cook and hangout with my new friends in big spaces like the common areas and outside in the courtyard. Also IRH is right near my workplace so I don’t have far transportation. I like being here a lot.”

Jirameth Kittavornsakul

Thailand

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Tommy Olson
Principal/Member

Tommy Olson is a seasoned Corporate Banking Executive with over 15 years of experience in the financial industry. With his extensive expertise, he navigates the intricate landscapes of finance, specializing in the identification, qualification, and securement of new project equity and financing for International Residence Hall.

A scholar at heart, Tommy holds two Master’s Degrees; one from Marquette University in Applied Economics and the second from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – Lubar School of Business in Financial Analysis. His academic journey began with a BS in Finance from the University of Wisconsin River Falls, culminating in his completion of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Tommy is deeply rooted in community service. He has dedicated his time and expertise to organizations such as Norris, Inc., a residential treatment center and school for young males, and the Center for Families in Madison. Tommy’s commitment to the well-being of his community extends to his involvement in youth sports, where he actively fosters the growth and development of future generations.

Tommy Olson serves as our primary financial strategist, overseeing the identification, qualification, and securement of new project equity and financing. With his extensive background as a Corporate Banking Executive, Tommy brings a deep understanding of corporate finance and strategic partnerships. His ability to engage with capital markets participants, community equity partners, banks, and other stakeholders will be instrumental in acquiring project financing to allow us to keep growing and serving more communities.