Bryan Thomas

Station Chief, Barrow Observatory

Barrow Observatory

Mailing Address:
Barrow Observatory
P.O. Box 888
Barrow, AK 99723

Phone: 907-852-6500
Email: bryan.thomas@noaa.gov

Bryan Thomas
Photo by Greg Niemeyer, 2016

Bryan moved to Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska from his birthplace and hometown near Sacramento, California in January 2007.

As of September 2017, the roster of the Thomas Pack in Alaska includes:

  • Homo sapiens sapiens
    • Bryan and his spouse, Laura
    • Children: Violet, Adele, and Ellis
  • Canis lupus familiaris
    • Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin
  • Felis catus
    • Horatio
    • Cedric

Bryan is responsible for taking measurements and maintaining instruments and facilities as the Station Chief of the NOAA Barrow Observatory. Bryan also serves as the ESRL GMD representative to the OAR Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.

Bryan came to Federal service from the non-profit sector, where he was a Technician with Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC); and, upon first moving to Barrow, worked as a Logistics Planner and Senior Systems Programmer with the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC).

Until 2007, Bryan worked in the Information Technology field, including engineering and technical support for Intel Corporation in California.

Bryan's hobbies and other interests include: reading; computer programming; museums; hiking; gardening; building with LEGO® bricks; Monty Python; disability advocacy; citizen science.

More about Bryan in the ARCUS Directory of Arctic Researchers: https://www.arcus.org/researchers/search?keys=bryan&country=1228&state_province=1001 More about Bryan at LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryandavidthomas/