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By ptsddfw.org

Aaron Thomas is a disabled U.S. Navy Vietnam Era veteran. Aaron, the founder of Computer Dynamics Consulting, served as president of Computer Dynamics in his previous career for thirty years as an entrepreneur. His firm provided Information Technology services for small to medium size businesses. Educated at Texas A&M Commerce, achieving a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography / Digital Imaging, finalizing with a Master's of Fine Arts in Documentary Production and Studies from the University of North Texas Denton.

Driven by post-traumatic stress diagnoses, Aaron founded a Texas 501C3 nonprofit, Photographically Touching Souls Deeply (PTSD), purposefully re-coining the acronym. As the Founder of PTSD, he amalgamates his expertise and enthusiastic interest in his endeavor to provide fellow veterans and their loved ones supplemental relief, comfort, and innovative coping skills for post-traumatic stress through evidence-based "Therapeutic Photography."

As a 2023 graduate in Film and Documentary Production, his broadened skills include the competency of comprehensive storytelling through film-making. Furthermore, Aaron expanded his storytelling skills with a Texas State certification as a Mental Health Peer Support Specialist, specializing in "Therapeutic Storytelling," to share the life-lived recovery pathway with first responders and their families.

Aaron's inspiration is rooted in his devoted wife of thirty years, his four daughters, and five grandchildren. His family motivates him as a lifetime learner after surviving as a high school dropout for 45 years. In college, Aaron discovered how creating digital images complements clinical therapy, improving and accelerating mental well-being and enhancing his quality of life. His mantra is: My contribution to humanity must persistently supersede his reward.

Aaron Mahlon Thomas, M.F.A. DPAS, B.F.A. SAPDI
Documentarian / Producer / Director of Photography / Content Creator / Editor / Media Management.

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