Thomas daytime moonlights as an arborist; one may be forgiven for thinking that is his career. In truth, the health of the planet and trees is an ever-present passion of his. Its ability to pay bills naught but a perk. His true profession is striving to be a modern-day renaissance man. A harmonious balance of self-sufficiency and dedication to the community has driven development in skills and interests ranging from carpentry to philosophy. In time, the simple-seeming wristwatch has become the metaphorical embodiment of his breadth of focus: all things are present, from the material to the ethereal, from history and technology to musings on mortality and the grand cosmic dance we are both part of and witness to. He (almost) always has a watch on his wrist — simultaneously a tool and testament to the human condition. When not up a tree, Thomas may be found working on his tiny home on wheels — an old, short school bus internally bedecked in birch joinery — or out cautiously exploring, in nature or city alike.