Afton Thomas works for the Southern Foodways Alliance, a cultural nonprofit based on the campus of the University of Mississippi. She currently sits on the Oxford Tourism Council board and the Leadership Lafayette steering committee. Afton and her husband, JT, have called Oxford home for the past 5 1/2 years. They have two children, Olive, who is elementary school aged, and Noah, their busy toddler. Afton wholeheartedly believes that all children can be successful so long as all of their needs are met.