A product from a military family, Ken moved throughout the world until his father was posted to Oromocto for the second and final time in 1964. He graduated from Oromocto High School in 1970 after completing his final six years of schooling in Oromocto. Upon graduation from high school, Ken completed one year at le College Militaire Royal de St. Jean, Quebec, and three more years at St. Thomas University in Fredericton where he obtained his undergraduate degree in 1974 in Honours History.
Following the undergraduate degree, three more years of university followed at the University of New Brunswick where he obtained his Bachelor of Law degree in 1977. In the years following graduation from Law School in 1977, Ken has conducted a general practice of law in the Oromocto-Fredericton area where he has provided a full range of legal services to his clients. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the New Brunswick Law Society, the York-Sunbury Law Society and Oromocto Chamber of Commerce. Ken was appointed to the Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal in July, 2003, for a three year term, from which he wrote over 200 decisions from the numerous hearings he chaired during this period. Other activities include his positions of former President of the Oromocto Public Hospital Foundation, an elected school board trustee, and a member of the Gage Golf & Curling Club. Ken acted as a counselor to the “Junior Achievers” program where he instructed the class on various business-related topics. He was actively involved as a minor hockey coach in the Oromocto Minor Hockey Association for twenty years. He is a former member of the Oromocto Oldtimers Hockey Club. Ken is an active piper of the Oromocto Pipes & Drums Band. Ken and his wife, Catherine (Gilbert), reside in Burton with their family.
Prior to receiving his law degree from the University of New Brunswick, Thomas obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree from St. Thomas University. After graduating from law school, Thomas has conducted a general practice of law in the Oromocto-Fredericton area where he provides a full range of legal services including real estate, corporate/commercial, personal injury, family, wills and estates. Thomas is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the New Brunswick Bar Association. In his spare time, Thomas volunteers with Ducks Unlimited and the John Wood Foundation Inc., and enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with his two daughters and wife.