Thomas is the Deputy Program Manager of the RMRS Fire, Fuels, and Smoke Science Program (FFS) at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. He is also the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory Director’s Representative. He is responsible for oversight of the Fire Modeling Institute and the Rocky Mountain Center, as well as laboratory operations and safety. Thomas manages FFS and Missoula Fire Lab tech transfer activities and coordinates all media and filming requests for the lab and the program. Thomas’ past work includes air quality and smoke management modeling, monitoring, and programmatic management.