Thomas started to play the clarinet when he was in fourth grade being taught by his father who was a clarinet player. Both of his grandfathers also played clarinet. Thomas grew up in the Orlando area graduating from Freedom High School. While in high school Thomas was a member of the Orange County All-County band and Florida All-State band on numerous occasions. Upon completing high school Thomas attended Florida State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude under the direction of Dr. Deborah Bish and Dr. Jonathan Holden. Thomas attended one year of graduate school at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with James Campbell and is currently finishing his graduate studies at the University of Central Florida under the direction of Keith Koons. Thomas is currently a freelance musician in the Orlando area and has made appearances with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra.