presents: “People of Huntington,” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Ms. Regan Thomas.

Do you have any siblings?

 I am an only child, so I had to be very creative playing by myself growing up.

Are you a morning or evening person? 

I am definitely an evening person. I like sunsets more than I like sunrises, something about the ending of a day is very peaceful.

What are you most known for, especially among your friends? 

I had to phone a few friends for this answer, but the overall consensus was my humor and my sense of style.

What do you do in your free time? 

I love to go see all the live music here in Huntington that I can. My favorite local bands to see are Massing and Of the Dell.

What hobby would you get into if you had the time and money?

A hobby I would love to get into if I had more time, is slacklining. It looks so fun, and I feel like it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to master.

If there were an Olympics for everyday activities, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal in?

Parallel parking. I can squeeze into almost any spot!

If you had enough money to not need one, what would be your “job”?

 I would travel the world and help communities in need. That would bring me the most fulfillment.

What are some accomplishments you’re really proud of?

In December I passed my Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Exam. It was something I had studied for for months and when I passed, I felt the biggest sense of relief and confidence that I could now do the work I truly wanted to.

Are you from Huntington? If not, what brings you to Huntington? 

I was born in and raised in Columbia, MD but my whole family is from Huntington, so I spent a lot of summers here. When it came time to pick a college, there was really no question. I knew I was going to be a Marshall girl. After I graduated from MU in 2018, I started working at Autism Services Center and have been there for 5 years!

What are three things you like best about Huntington? 

I love the feeling of community in Huntington, I’m in love with Ritter Park, and I love how deep rooted the love for Huntington is in all the people I’ve met.

What are three things you’d like to change?

They need to do something about these potholes. My tires can’t take much more. The flooding is terrible too, especially in the viaducts. I wish River Front Park was a little safer because it’s truly a beautiful place to sit by the water in Huntington.

Favorite restaurant(s)? Why?

I love Cellar Door. Tapas are great for a group of friends and the decor is super unique and fun.

Favorite shop(s)? Why?

My favorite shops have to be Cicada Books because of the book selection and the peaceful atmosphere, Now Hear This because I love to look through records all day, and Hattie and Nan’ Antiques because antiques are so much fun!

Any local and/or small businesses you’d like to acknowledge?

I go to The Wild Ramp AT LEAST once a week. The people who volunteer there are so wonderful, and I love supporting local farmers and artists.

What is a food you’ve had that you enjoy that you can’t find in Huntington?

I really enjoy Pakistani food and I think the people of Huntington would enjoy trying new ethnic foods from anywhere!

What are some things everybody should try at least once?

Everyone has to try Austin’s Ice Cream just once. I’m not a big sweets person but something about that ice cream has me coming back for more.

Where is the strangest place you’ve ever been?

The strangest place I’ve ever been has to be an abandoned train station back home in Columbia, MD. Being in a place that was once bustling with people but now is completely empty, very odd and strange feeling.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received? 

If there’s something you can’t control, don’t let it control you.

Pretend this is the yearbook, what is your senior quote?

“Shoot for the moon; if you miss you will die in space, which is cool.” — Katya Zamolodchikova


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