Thomas was born and raised in the USVI. He owns and operates a Smoothie stand in downtown Cruz Bay. He greets every customer with a big smile whether it’s first thing in the morning or end of day. Several of our students had the good fortune to spend some time in conversation with him today.
Thomas has a son in the Navy studying engineering and a daughter at Cornel majoring in Forensic Science. A third daughter attends a local private school and in fact came in when classes let out for the afternoon.
Thomas recognizes the value of an education and came out from behind the counter to sit with our students. A wiser man we have not met this week. He said “You can lead or you can labor”…He told a story about a litter of six puppies in a box and one puppy climbed out much to his litter mates dismay…the moral of the story according to Thomas is, it’s fine to be a puppy outside the box.