Thomas is a producer, writer, and director. He owns Compass Cinema through which he produces dramatic, documentary, and teaching materials. In 2010, he created Compass Classroom, an e-commerce and distribution platform for sales of his company's video educational curriculum. Prior to starting Compass, he worked as the director of a classical school in France where he taught 20th Century History, English Literature, Film History, Old Testament, and Philosophy. Thomas has also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. He is married and has three daughters, two of whom are attending The Academy Tutorial.