Thomas is a member of the Irish Traveller community and a long time Traveller activist. He is a founder member of the Irish Traveller Movement where he was also employed as the Equality Worker and as a Director among many other roles. He was active in the early days of Minceir Misli and was instrumental in campaigning for the Equal Status Act and the Traveller Accommodation Act. Thomas holds a Diploma in Community Development from NUI Maynooth. Now working in the field of psychotherapy, Thomas is a counsellor and holds a BSc in Psychotherapy and Masters in Counselling Supervision. Thomas is currently a council member of Minceirs Whidden, a Traveller only organisation and is also a member of the National Traveller Monitoring Advisory Committee. Thomas established and currently manages the Traveller Counselling Service which was launched in 2008.