Thomas has enjoyed a varied career working in the arts and non-profit management. He is an independently published author, playwright, actor, and director. Thomas has served as an adjunct instructor of theatre at the BHSU Rapid City Campus and has performed in and directed plays at the Firehouse Theatre in Rapid City, Sturgis Community Theatre, and the Gold Camp Players here in Lead. Thomas and his wife, Sarah, moved to Lead with their three children two years ago. They enjoy all that the Northern Hills have to offer in culture, recreation, and natural beauty. He is a veteran of the US Navy most notably spending a year as the Leading Petty Officer of Operations for the NATO Role 3 multinational medical unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is excited to be back at the Homestake Opera House!