Billy Thomas is the owner and publisher of OLY ARTS magazine, the south sound’s premier mutli-platform arts publication, reaching 30,000 readers each month. He is an Olympia native and has been an advocate for local arts and businesses for many years. He worked for The Olympian and The News Tribune newspapers for six years, learning publishing and advertising. Before purchasing OLY ARTS, Billy was the director of marketing and sales for the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, promoting the Center’s mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community. When not focused on arts media, Billy enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with his husband, taking in as many sunny days as he can in the Hood Canal area.