Thomas studied law and was a former TV journalist. From 1994 to 2008 he worked as head of the department of public relations of the German National Equestrian Federation. From 2008 to 2009 he was managing director of the German Association for Therapeutic Riding (DKThR). Since 2009 he has working as an independent consultant in all kinds of media, communication and marketing for several national and international companies and organisations and as a freelancer for the German NF and several magazines and newspapers. In his spare time the amateur riding instructor rode dressage, show jumping and eventing competitions, mostly on self educated and trained horses.