Thomas was born and raised in Lakeland where he graduated from Lakeland Christian School. He went on to attend Georgia Southern University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. While other students enjoyed summers off, Thomas interned with Wall Titus to get real-world accounting experience. He continued his education at the University of Florida earning a Master’s Degree in Real Estate. After graduation, he took a position with Land South Group, a local real estate investment firm. While Thomas enjoyed his experience in this field, he felt his personality and strengths would be better suited to the wealth management business and he serves as Director of Business Development for the firm. Thomas and his wife Tracy live in Lakeland with their dog, Remi.