Tim is a native Kansan and lifelong Republican. Raised in suburban Kansas City, Tim attended Shawnee Mission East High School and Emporia State University. He moved to Topeka in 1979 and like many in Topeka, went to work for Payless ShoeSource. After 27 years in the corporate world, Tim and his wife Lynn, a kindergarten teacher at Highland Park Central Elementary, decided to become independent business owners and began operating Cold Stone Creamery in Topeka.
Today, Tim serves as the Washburn Tech Director, Business and Industry. Tim has a passion for workforce development and believes our community can only be as strong as the partnership between our schools and businesses. As the husband of a kindergarten teacher and the father of three, Tim knows the value of education, which is why he served 12 years on the Topeka Public Schools Board of Education, fighting to make our schools better.
He has also been involved with the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Crime Stoppers of Topeka, Leadership Greater Topeka, and the Curriculum Leadership Institute. Tim is an active member of Countryside United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Lynn, a lifelong Topekan have been married 42 years. They have three children Jordan, Lane and Logan, son-in law Brian McNeil and grandson Carson Grey.
In November 2019, Tim announced he filed to run for the 56th Kansas House of Representatives district in southern Topeka.