Thomas graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours B. Sc. in Biochemistry and minor in Psychology. He has also received a Foundations of Leadership Certificate and completed a number of courses in Human Resource Management. While attending the university Thomas was a lifer on campus! He was on Hall Council his year and spent the next four years as a Residence Assistant, Senior Residence Assistant and Senior Hall Programmer for Student Housing Services. Prior to his final year on campus he worked as the Residence Life Staff Summer Assistant where he worked with Residence Managers planning RA Training Week. While a student, Thomas also volunteered on the Student Judicial Committee, with the Central Student Association, Campus Walk and with The Office of Diversity and Human Rights.
After working in the private sector for over ten years, Thomas joined the Ontario Public Service with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in Sault Ste. Marie. He was active in the sport of soccer as a player and coach and in the theatre community having produced six plays and eleven musicals while living in the Soo. Thomas currently works for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in Guelph and has worked in the Research and Corporate Services Division and at present is the Policy and Issues Coordinator in the Deputy Minister’s Office. In his spare time he enjoys running, attending theatre productions and live concerts.