A firm believer that form follows function, Thomas has spent much of his history in pursuit of activities involving the hand-craft and the human scale. After receiving his architecture undergrad from Syracuse University, Thomas traveled to the Pacific Northwest to escape the “live-to-work” mentality of the Northeast in search of a new lifestyle, new friends and professional experiences. Almost immediately he wandered into ADX and found his niche within the community. Although a far commute from home, the mixed environment of makers, artists, designers and craftsman easily justified the countless hours spent working, making and influencing others. Outside of professional pursuits he enjoys climbing at the local rock gyms, long-distance running, board games, food cart lunches, brick-and-mortar happy hours and all of the craft beer that Portland can offer.