At Fusion Academy Thomas Shelby helps students expand their knowledge of the natural world in the areas of biology and chemistry. He grew up in North Carolina and graduated from NC State University with bachelor of science degrees in both biochemistry and biological oceanography as well as a minor in outdoor leadership.
After finishing his education, Thomas taught a variety of subjects such as sailing, marine biology, and environmental science in informal settings and he has taught physics, chemistry, biology, and environmental education in traditional classroom settings.
When not molding young minds, Thomas enjoys spending the day on the ocean spearfishing and cooking his catch or hiking and camping in the mountains. On a lazy day he may play video games and meet up with friends for disc golf and board games. Thomas is also a certified PADI divemaster and dreams of sailing around the Mediterranean and diving near the ancient port cities.