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Parker Thomas

Innovator in Residence
Alameda County Library
Alameda County Library

Parker Thomas is currently a FUSE Corps “Innovator in Residence” for the Alameda County Library exploring how the library can be a catalyst for innovation across the county.  Prior to FUSE, he was the Managing Partner of Mirus Labs, a design studio that helps learning organizations create spaces and experiences that encourage creativity, wonder and learning. Prior to Mirus, Parker built and sold 2 companies, built 2 airplanes and flew them around the country, co-invented Maker Studio, a building toy currently sold in toy stores and helped start Urban Montessori Charter School, an Oakland elementary school with 400 scholars based on design thinking and the teachings of Maria Montessori.  In his spare time, he makes drones, boats, pens, knives, treehouses and anything else his kids want to make. He earned an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Business at Vanderbilt and a BS from the College of Wooster.  


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