Billy Thomas is co-owner, publisher and executive editor of OLY ARTS. 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 for six years, learning publishing and advertising, and served as their last Community Relations Manager. Before purchasing OLY ARTS, Thomas was Director of Marketing and Sales for the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, promoting local arts organizations and generally causing trouble. He enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with his husband, taking trips to Long Beach as often as possible to grab a scoop of cookie dough ice cream and relax on the sand.