Jennifer and Colin Thomas are proud residents of Coral Springs and enjoy that the city has, “Great schools, beautiful neighborhoods and plenty of entertainment, including dozens of restaurants.” This dynamic duo has used all of this to their advantage, building beautiful and fulfilling lives for themselves, their two sons, Caiden and Declan, and their three rescue pets.
Active from the start, Colin and Jennifer met in 2002 while playing in a volleyball league. They settled in Coral Springs when they were expecting their first child. Colin is an IT analyst and also owns a consulting firm, while Jennifer is the Vice President of a Fort Lauderdale tech company.
Sons Caiden, 13, and Declan, 8, attend school locally and both have an impressive list of extracurricular activities on their plates. Caiden, in the seventh grade, is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and also plays the saxophone in jazz band. He enjoys robotics and even worked with a former NASA employee on a simulation for a mission to Mars! Declan is in the third grade and enjoys writing, drawing and making people laugh. Music is important to him and he recently had a solo in the school play!
The Thomas boys are coached by Dad and play flag football with the Coral Springs Flag Football Club and Xtreme Flag Football League. Both Jennifer and Colin are on the Coral Springs Flag Football Club board. Along with being involved in flag, the entire family is active with Boy Scouts. Jennifer serves as Committee Chair for both the Cub Scout pack and Boy Scout troop, and Colin is also on the Pack Committee. Together, Caiden and Declan have their sights on ranking as Eagle Scouts in the future. In their down time, both brothers enjoy gaming.
While Jennifer and Colin spend much of their time supporting their sons’ after school activities as well as excelling in their own careers, they are also well traveled. Packing up the entire family, the Thomas’s enjoy venturing all over the United States in their RV. To date, they have explored Washington DC, Atlanta, and Houston, to name a few. When they aren’t traveling the country, hard at work, or busy with the aforementioned activities, they love movies, bowling and camping. While the entire family keeps very active, Jennifer says, “It’s important to stay connected to each other no matter how busy we get. We want our kids to have the core values of integrity and hard work, earning what you get, and pushing through when things are tough. We try to be the example of those things every day.”
The Thomas family has found that life in Coral Springs offers a family-oriented atmosphere with its many parks, athletic facilities and more. They also appreciate that the city is a terrific place to have a nice dinner and shop without needing to go very far. It has allowed Jennifer and Colin to raise two active and engaged sons, while the four of them continue leading well rounded, full lives.
The Thomas’ are parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.