Although Thomas most recently hung his hat in Cambridge, MA, his love for wood originated in the Southeast where he attended timber harvesting expos in Alabama and Georgia from a tender age. A mid-childhood move back to the family farm in Kentucky only fueled that fire, as he began spending his afternoons and weekends helping his father with selection logging in the wooded land on the farm and with many different restoration and construction projects. Somewhere in said childhood, whether while building furniture for his stuffed animals or helping mill logs on his neighbor’s Wood-Mizer, Thomas became interested in woodworking. Although his trajectory from Kentucky to OWS has been less than logical and certainly far from predictable, he arrived there nonetheless, solidly underqualified to work in such a shop, but eager to build on his rather rustic abilities. Outside of the shop, Thomas enjoys whiskey, whisky, opera, and bowties.