Thomas was born and raised in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. He spent summers as a swimming and surf lifesaving instructor, lifeguard and swimming pool manager. Chasing the sun, he travelled extensively throughout winter. He enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy in 2013 and has sailed on three different Navy ships as well as a strategic deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.
A qualified personal trainer and yoga teacher, Thomas likes to spend time on and in the water; competing in swimming and catching a wave whenever given the chance.