The saying goes that behind every successful man is a good woman and that is an understatement when it comes to Barbara Thomas, the wife of Ralph Thomas. Ralph calls her the love of his life and the two are almost inseparable. Barbara is very social but when it comes to the businesses
that the Thomas’s have, she likes to stay in the background. She doesn’t do much press but many members of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists calls her the first lady of private investigation. We had a chance to catch up with her and her busy life for a little interview and we are happy to present it to ArtChix Magazine readers.

Barbara is almost always by Ralph Thomas’s side. They can hardly stand to be apart from each other. He rarely makes any decision without her input. Ralph tends to be way too trusting of people only seeing their good side. Barbara is his Nancy Reagan and will protect him from people who tend to have hidden agendas and other motives. Barbara likes to spend time with her grand kids Colton and Kinsey. She is deeply religious and goes to church every Sunday with her mom.

Here are some questions we asked Barbara and some surprising answers.

You are involved in the family business of SpyTeK Imports, The Spy Exchange And Security Center, The National Association Of Investigative Specialists and Tribal Impressions, a Native American store in Georgetown Texas. Could you tell us a little about you involvement in these?

I help Ralph. He tends to be a very driven person in whatever it is he is doing and never seems to find a middle ground with things. I sometimes can temper him in such matters. I used to run online NAIS egroups which is massive with over 100,000 people but I have sort of backed away from that and let my son Cody and the SpyTeK staff keep up with that. We have an office at the house with computers in it and I set and work right next to Ralph. I am the special projects manager for the National Association Of Investigative Specialists and I’m always working on something for NAIS.

Barbara what are your favorite books?

I love history and the south. My all time great book is Gone With The Wind. I recently read a great book by Kathryn Stockett titled The Help which is about black women in the south during the civil war. Jana Mashonee’s new book American Indian Story is a book that we just obtained and I plan on reading it. I’m sure Jana’s book will become one of my all time favorites.

Who are your favorite TV and movie stars?

I like Sandra Bullock and Harrison Ford.

Barbara who is your favorite entertainer?

It has got to be Jana Mashonee. She can sing from the heart like no one else I know of. Jana has become very special to both Ralph and myself since we are both very sensitive to Native Americans and Native American culture. We think Jana is a raising star that is going right to the top. No one seems to come close to her singing ability. See her web site:

What is your favorite TV shows?

Ralph and I both liked Boston Legal but you know they canceled it. I really don’t think that the TV industry knows much about what they are doing these days when you see things like that. Today, I like Hot In Cleveland and I have Ralph watching it with me.

What do you like to do in your spare time Barbara?

I like to spend as much time as I can with my grad kids of course. They each spend the night at least once a week. I like animals and enjoy horseback riding.

Barbara with Kinsey her grand daughter

Barbara with her grandson Colton

Who is your favorite spy?

Ralph Thomas of course and I think he is the best looking one! There is this photo of him with the Spy Chics that seems to have become popular for some reason and some people get the wrong idea about what it is projecting. Blakeley and Stephanie who are models for our business are personal family friends. Like all of our personal friends, we both love them. Ralph and I both love young people who start their own businesses and both of these girls have done that.

Barbara in front of the famous photo of Ralph with the Spy Chics

Ralph And Barbara relaxing.

Barbara with a horse she likes call BM.


What is the one thing you would like to be remembered for?

Well that’s a tough one but I have a duty I think to try and make things a little better for the people we are involved with. In the end, it really comes down to that. God is no respecter of persons at all. I try and walk by faith not by sight.

Edited by Dallas Bianchi, Editor, ArtChix Magazine

About securityteknews
Ralph Thomas is author of over 32 books on various aspects of conducting investigations, founder and director of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists,CEO of Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc, The Spy Exchange And Security Center and SpyTek Wholesale Imports. Thomas is a member of the Executive Security Council of Griffith Colson Intelligence Service, a private intelligence agency. Thomas's latest project is NAIStv on the Griffith Media TV Network. He has also developed A Native American Store in Georgetown Texas called Tribal Impressions. You can review his person home page off of:

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