On May 20, 1988, Thomas started his 35-year career with Purcell Security (now NMS).
Originally from Montana, Thomas Spindler was the son of a local police chief and ambulance owner. At 14, he became an emergency responder. He met and married his late wife Peggy Karmun, and adopted their son, Adrian.
Thomas started as a fill-in officer doing odd jobs, washing cars, and locking and unlocking client properties. Thomas quickly became a full-time night-shift officer, working week-on-week-off rotations in Anchorage, providing client and family patrols, lock-up services, and alarm response services.
During his 4.5 years in Anchorage, he became Patrol Supervisor Sergeant before being transferred to Prudhoe Bay when Purcell Security took over the ARCO contract.
Thomas spent over thirty years on the slope, working various positions like patrol officer, bus driver, bear guard, environmental activist special projects, start-up oilfield officer to supervisor, and back to an officer, working on Alpine and North Star projects. He’s primarily served at the BOC as a Security Officer / EMT 3 / Advanced Cardiac Life Support technician, even earning EMT of the Year.
At his time with NMS, he has seen first-hand how caring the company is for people while they’re working, especially when they’re hurt. In his time of need and recovery, Thomas mentions the help and encouragement he got from Megan Christiani (safety) and Janus Reyes (HR).
In his personal life off the slope, Thomas supports community development, youth health, wellness, and leadership development through active lifestyles. This is both through financial support and volunteer work. He founded Mat-Su Sea Hawkers Inc., a 501c3 non-profit, 17 years ago and serves as its president.
Besides collaborating with the Seattle Seahawks on Alaska Community Outreach, Thomas coordinates it every year, where player volunteers and Seahawks staff work with Alaska rural and urban kids, hospital patients at Providence Children’s Hospital, Alaska Native Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House, Play 60, Flag Football, visits to Alaska military families, and fundraising for other Alaska charities.
Thomas Spindler and Donna Moto, his significant other, make their home in Houston, Alaska. They hunt, fish, garden, harvest, and process everything until their freezers are full, always happy to share with those in need. For years, he’s enjoyed smoking fish, meats and making sausage. They both love world travel, as well as baseball and football immensely.
Please join us in congratulating Thomas on his long and successful career at NMS!