Mother: Erica Van Hooten
Father: Edward Sterling
Tom Sterling is a career Star Corps engineer. He was one of the first friends that Goldfur made on hir first assignment to a Star Corps vessel, and shared many of the tours of duty with hir. Tom is a homosexual, and he gave Goldfur some experience in male-to-male sexual encounters. Being a few years older than Goldfur, he had an advantage in experience and seniority that gave him the advancement in rank to Chief Engineer of the James Cook. He conspired to introduce Goldfur to Garrek, and remains very close friends to both to this day.