Thomas leads the Engineering team of Global Forest Watch (GFW) and is responsible for providing technical leadership and vision for GFW’s data management and architecture, which are the cornerstones of the GFW Platform.

Thomas holds a Diploma in Forest Ecosystem Management (German master's degree/M.Sc. equivalent) from Albert-Ludwig-University Freiburg, Germany. For many year he has worked on forest cover change and land use conflicts related projects using GIS and remote sensing technology. He also served as technical lead and product manager for various WRI developed applications. His former employers include Vodafone, Worldbank, and GIZ.

He enjoys outdoor activities, biking and keeping livestock.