Prior to joining GLA, Thomas worked in the Political Training Division for the Leadership Institute. In this role, he trained hundreds of activists on how to influence public policy. Before joining the Leadership Institute, he worked for the National Rifle Association where he worked on promoting freedom at the state and federal levels. He also `worked with local governments with a focus on transportation policy and budgeting.
Thomas received a B.A. in political science and a master’s in public policy and administration from California Lutheran University. While in college, he worked on several campaigns in California, fundraised for California Lutheran University, and worked for the National Archive and Records Administration. In his personal life, Thomas enjoys the outdoors and riding motorcycles.