Tom Ferguson is the founder and CEO of Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken, a restaurant chain which has experienced great success in a short time with franchise locations in 7 states and counting. Tom is also co-host of a podcast called “Ninja and the Birdman,” which focuses predominantly on the themes of birding, martial arts, nature, and meditation. Tom and his co-host, Hardee Merrit (aka Ninja) reminisce on outdoor adventures and discuss how their own hobbies, behavioral changes, and mindful practices have become tools to assist them in their busy lives. Tom is also a husband, father of 3, and an avid birder who has an amazing story about how birds and birding saved his life. Join Tom and host Wendy Clark as they talk about Tom’s fascinating journey from a dark place in life to a place of light and healing through the doorway of birding.