Tim grew up on the Rogue River near Grants Pass Oregon. The Rogue served as a welcome respite from chores on the dairy he and his father owned and operated. From a very early age the river served Tim a number of ways which included solitude and exploration.
After leaving the farm, Tim joined the United States Navy and served in the Persian Gulf. Following an honorable discharge Timber played football in college and continued his career as a river guide which spanned 18 seasons in 5 states. In nearly 700 commercial trips, most of which occurred on very difficult water, not one of Tim’s passengers ever suffered from a serious injury.
A school psychologist for 13 years, Tim also pursues a variety of interests to include; writing, photography, skiing, kickboxing, kayaking, rafting, and cat-boating. His intense yet animated nature is balanced with reading, prayer, and exploring the cultural diversity and arts of Portland.
ORT serves as a platform in which Tim can serve mankind in his own unique way.
My intent is to create a body of work that has never been accomplished in the sport of whitewater boating. This includes racing, exploratory descents, coordinating races, a race series, volunteer pursuits, and regional and national sport coordination. Essentially my goal is to leave a legacy and culture that will benefit rivers and their supporting communities.
My career as a school psychologist.
When all goals have been met and my best effort has been set forward. I commonly participate in the actual events I’m also competing in thus the variables which measure satisfaction can be profound.
Team Quest Mixed Martial Arts and my church. The duality of body and spirit must be honed in concert.
Worry is derived from things outside of your control such as judging or the calculation and presentation of times and finishing order.
Hard work pays off.
To work on developing relationships especially with my new wife Caitlin Brink.