Alicia has always had an affinity for the entertainment industry and had a heavy influence of the business from childhood. Her late uncle Wilmer Ames Jr. was editor in chief of Emerge Magazine until his death in 1993. Another uncle of hers, Herbert K. Ames became the first African American model for Sears Corporation and later CEO and Founder of First Choice Bank. He continues to have strong ties in the business. These two relatives played a vital role in shaping her choice of career later on in life along with her oldest brother Ronald Thomas who is an actor and voice over artist in Connecticut.
Alicia graduated Magna cum laude in Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Throughout her college years, she took on extra roles in various film productions for extra income. Upon graduation, she became a successful Certified Meeting Professional and traveled the globe organizing large scale meetings and events for some of the world’s most successful companies. In 2013, she moved to Atlanta and began the process of transitioning over into the Entertainment Industry full time. The moment came when she was selected to be First Assistant Director in an AMAZON PRIME television series called SYN. A few months into the project, she was promoted to Production Manager. From there she affiliated herself with the Atlanta based production company Swirl Films as a Location Manager for various projects airing on BET, LIFETIME NETWORK, WE, BOUNCE, TVONE and more. Shortly thereafter, Alicia also began working with Crazy Legs Productions as a Location Scout for their projects airing on INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY. In 2018, she teamed up as Executive Producer with incredible Writer and Director Timothy E. Burke who is the CEO of The Bigger Picture Films. They are currently working on a slate of jaw dropping projects including the SciFi/Adventure/Fantasy Planet X: Gold of the Gods with Co-Director Jeff Habberstad from Marvel Universe. And in 2022, Alicia became a member of the Producers Guild of America. She has produced shows like Lifetime's, MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT, OWN Network's PUT A RING ON IT, Peacock's HOUSEWIVES: ULTIMATE GIRL'S TRIP and others.
Alicia has spent a number of years living abroad in places such as Germany, Malta, Switzerland, Italy and the Czech Republic and speaks a total of three languages (German, Italian and English).
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