Local Marine to College Grad

Tomorrow is Independence Day!

It only seems fitting that our staff spotlight today is a local Marine! Today we introduce you to Thomas Gibbs!

Thomas grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Glen Este High School. After high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. During that time he was deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

After the Marine Corps, he attended college at Carson-Newman University in Tennessee where he played four years of football and received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. 

Thomas is married to his wife Alissa. They are expecting their first child in September. They also have two “dumpster dogs” named Carson and Winnie. What is a dumpster dog, you ask? Thomas found Carson tied to a dumpster when he was a puppy and they both like to eat trash!

His main motivation in life is providing for his family. Thomas wants to allow his family to live as easy of a life as possible and is willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.

He made the jump to join the PGT team this year and he enjoys the atmosphere here the most. “Everyone is fun to work with and it is very much a team-oriented effort,” Thomas explained. “If you like a laid back but motivated workplace, this is the place for you.”

Fun fact about Thomas: he has lived in five different states and two other countries in the last ten years!