Arnold W. Thomas is a member of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Nations of the Great Basin region in the western United States. Mr. Thomas has received National certification as the first ever Chaplin from the American Indian Tribal Faith traditions. In 2011 he was ordained as a "Holy One." From 2004 to 2014 he conducted traditional ceremonies for the Salk Lake City Veterans Medical Hospital. Arnold obtained a Master's in Social Work in 1999 and is the owner of a successful motivational consulting speaking firm, White Buffalo Knife Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah.