About Wick Thomas

Wick Thomas grew up in the small town of Drexel, Missouri and is a lifelong Missourian. As a graduate from UMKC with a BA in communications and a Masters in Library Science from Emporia State University, Wick has lent their skills to various nonprofits and campaigns over the years and has spoken nationally on various topics. They have been dedicated to public service and advocacy for Kansas City youth as the Teen-Services Librarian for the Kansas City Public Library, as Manager of Teen Programs for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and currently as a community college faculty librarian. Wick is a recent graduate of Artist, Inc. and has dedicated much of their time fixing up their 130 year old house in Scarritt Renaissance, training as a Master Gardener, and starting a new art business with their partner.

Wick has received the following awards and recognition

Mover and Shaker – Library Journal
Best Activist in Kansas City – The Pitch Weekly
Keith Spare Leadership Award – The Civil Rights/Fair Housing Division of Kansas City
Building Bridges Award – UMKC LGBTQIA Resource Center
Creating Change Award – The National LGBTQ Task Force