I'm a Senior Lecturer at the University of Vermont in the Grossman School of Business.  I've been at the University since 2010 and I teach courses focused on the application of Information Technology in the modern enterprise.  In 2018, I was elected by the University of Vermont Faculty to serve as their Faculty Senate President, and it has been an honor to serve as your State Senator over the last two years (2020-2022).

In March of 2020, I was re-elected to my third term on the South Burlington City Council, and for the last five years I have served on the Green Mountain Transit Board (previously known as CCTA) representing South Burlington as the Chair and Vice Chair of this 13- member commission.

Thomas and his son

Chittenden County is my home. This is where I grew up, went to school, and met and married my spouse. Our three children were born here and now go to school here. Over the years I’ve been a resident of South Burlington, Burlington, Essex, Westford and Williston but my family spans just about every town in the county.

State Senate Qualifications

  • State Senator representing Chittenden County 2020 - present
  • 3 Term South Burlington City Councilor
  • University of Vermont (UVM) Faculty Senate President
  • Chair & Vice Chair of Green Mountain Transit 2016-2020
  • 2019 Grossman School of Business Faculty Member of the Year
  • 2017 UVM Presidents Distinguished Lecturer Award Recipient
  • South Burlington Rotarian
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) from UVM
  • Grew up in South Burlington (SBHS Grad Class of ’95)
  • Former Williston Volunteer Firefighter
  • Husband, father of three, pet-owner of many

Prior to and partially while working at UVM, I was a consultant with Competitive Computing in Colchester, VT.  Just after earning my undergraduate degree in management information systems, I worked at Janus Mutual funds and Level (3) communications.  Between 2002 and 2005 I worked at the University of Vermont as a Systems Analyst while earning my Masters in Business Administration.  I understand the intersection of business and the community, and I’m running for State Senate to bring that expertise to Montpelier to drive more growth and opportunity for our families.

Thomas with his dog

I have been a community volunteer since grade school.  In high school, I was the president of the Key Club (a community service organization), in college I was a Resident Assistant for multiple years, after college I was an active volunteer on Howard Deans' 2004 Presidential Campaign, and until I became a father in 2007 I was a Volunteer Firefighter in Williston.  Currently, I am a member of the South Burlington Rotary.  Over the years, I've given as much time to my community as I could and now I aim to apply my years of experience in Vermont to service as your new Chittenden County State Senator.