Thomas served as a public educator at Green Lake School District for 35 years and continues to teach as an adjunct biology lecturer for Marian University, Ripon College, and UW Fond du Lac. He is a founding member of the Green Lake Conservancy land trust where he serves as VP for Conservation. In addition, he is President of the Botanical Club of Wisconsin and is an appointed member of Wisconsin’s Natural Areas Preservation Council.
1974, A.A. North Iowa Area Community College, Major Biology
1976, B.S. University of Northern Iowa, Major Biology, Minor Chemistry
1983, M.S. University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Biology (Botany Emphasis)