Tri State Domestic was the brainchild of Thomas Rybak (1951-2010), an industry insider of the domestic world. He attended Gannon College in Erie, PA, and began his career as a chef learning and working in the Italian restaurants of Erie. Later, Tom became a private chef to billionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke. After working with Duke, Tom worked as a private chef for many of the most influential investment advisors on Wall Street. From there, Tom used his experiences and relationships in the financial world & the domestic staffing industry to start Tri State Domestic.
Knowing he would need help & craving a business partner he trusted, Tom enlisted Mark Seasholtz to become a partner in the burgeoning agency. Mark quickly blended his years of experience as a union business agent for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, along with Tom’s domestic staffing expertise. Consequently, with domestic staffing & labor experience in place the partnership quickly flourished.