E. Thomas, O.P. (Ordained Priest) is a registered Jin Shin Do®
Bodymind Acupressure® practitioner (www.jinshindo.org).
He is a student of eastern spiritual philosophy and has studied and
worked with energy for over 15 years. Gerard practices Reiki, too.
In addition to being a registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressure
practitioner, Gerard has been a wildlife ecologist for 30+ years.
Gerard received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell
University focusing on Natural Resources and received his Masters of
Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of New
Hampshire. He has participated in wildlife research through
Universities and was a Wildlife Biologist for an Environmental
Consulting Firm in New Hampshire. While in New Hampshire, he became a
state Certified Wetland Scientist (only 3 states required
certification at that time) and his ecology background is also very
strong in Plant Ecology and Soil Science. Gerard makes medicinal
tinctures from plants he gathers in nature.
Gerard currently lives in Delaware County. He spends most of his free
time in nature receiving lessons of the Tao. Gerard enjoys hiking,
canoeing, snowshoeing, and wilderness camping in New York and
northern New England. He is an avid Nature Photographer and has shown
his works in juried art shows and artisan guilds. Gerard currently holds a 4th degree black belt in the Bujinkan martial art, which he still practices and incorporates into his daily life. In 2006, he climbed
Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro.