Tim graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in 1972, earning a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a commission in the Air Force. He attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Craig AFB, Alabama, receiving his wings in 1973. Tim continued his training to later become a B-52 pilot with the 325th Bomb Squadron at Fairchild AFB, Washington, achieving the rank of Captain before separation from active duty.
Tim entered the corporate world where he spent thirty years as a sales, marketing and business development executive, retiring at the end of 2014, to pursue his interests in aviation and fly fishing. He became a Docent and Living History Presenter at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field in Dallas, TX. He currently holds a private pilots license. After wife Kate’s retirement in 2018, they relocated to New Bern with their Labrador Retriever, Hoover.