Thomas is a Managing Director and Branch Director at the Tyler, TX branch of RBC Wealth Management. He is responsible for the integration and delivery of all client service for a select group of affluent clients and their families. Thomas has extensive experience in the retirement planning arena and built his practice through networking with CPA firms. Prior to joining RBC, Thomas founded Bridge Wealth Management in Tyler and managed the firm from 2000 through 2012. Before Bridge Wealth, he was a public accountant at Arthur Andersen's Dallas office and one of the first joint credentialed CPA/CFPpractitioners in the industry. Thomas graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University in 1988. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). Thomas is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, The Texas Society of CPAs, and the East Texas Estate Planning Council. Thomas serves on the board of directors of the East Texas Communities Foundation and the Hospice of East Texas Foundation. He also serves on the finance committee of his church and is active in youth ministry, spending time with his wife and sons at the baseball fields and traveling. He is passionate about outdoor pursuits, including hiking, backpacking, canyoneering and fly fishing. Thomas, his wife Pam, and their four sons, Logan, Dylan, Caden, and Ethan, reside in Tyler, Texas.