Thomas worked as a tree planting supervisor and fundraising manager before graduating from the Masters of Forest Conservation program at the University of Toronto in 2014.
He joined Haliburton Forest in 2015, working as a logger before applying his education to the forest. After becoming a Managed Forest Plan Approver and Registered Professional Forester, Thomas was appointed Forestry Manager. Now, he conducts and supervises forest inventories, prescription setting, tree marking, post-harvest auditing, and research projects.
He also writes related planning documents and ensures forest sustainability with the help of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). An examination of his bedside table might reveal “Forest Management Plan for the Minden Crown Unit: 1996-2001” or “A Critique of Silviculture: Managing for Complexity” alongside some books that normal people would read.