A Nebraska native, Thor attended Creighton and Fordham Universities on both academic and athletic scholarships. While attending, Thor was elected swim team captain at both universities, elected social chair of Sigma Nu at Creighton, and was a multi-record holder at both, all the while earning a GPA that placed him on the Dean's List of both universities. During his professional career, Thor has been a successful stockbroker with Lehman Brothers in NYC, a successful CEO with the Grand Island YMCA, the Vice President of Top Flight, Inc. an agricultural manufacturing company, and a successful entrepreneur. Thor brings a lifetime of experience and achievements ranging from Wall Street's financial world to Nebraska’s agricultural sector, from for-profit & non-profit corporations to entrepreneurship endeavors. His greatest strength is taking something that was underperforming, something whose true potential was not being realized, and maximizing it by lifting it to new heights.