Thomas Kramer was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He moved to Springfield, MO to attend Central Bible College, where he graduated with honors and earned a B.S. in Bible and theology. After a short time in the ministry, he became a graduate assistant at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and graduated with a master's degree in education. He then obtained a teaching position with the Clark County School District. He had a 17-year career with CCSD included teaching in grades one through five and at a sixth-grade center. He helped start the first elementary magnet school for math and science in the Las Vegas valley and taught in a variety of educational environments from at-risk to gifted and talented. In 1999, he became interested in technology in education and became a CCSD educational computer strategist, assisting teachers on the integration of technology into the curriculum. In 2007, he left CCSD to work for an assistive technology software company where he was responsible for software development and customer technical support. He joined Dawson in 2011 and served as the IT Director. In 2016 he joined the administrative faculty at UNLV and is currently the instructional technologist at Nevada Partnership for Training. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in technology integration at UNLV.