Tim is and active and community loving Colorado Springs resident of 15 years with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector and in satellite communications with the Department of Defense. He is currently the Development Director for The Independence Center, a local nonprofit fighting for the civil rights of people with disabilities. Tim has expertise in all aspects of nonprofit management, fund development and communications.   He  retired from the U.S. Army as a First Sergeant in 2005 with 20 years of honorable service.

More notably is Tim’s servant leadership and passion for improving our community.  In addition to focusing his post Army career in nonprofit service, Tim contributes many volunteer hours and utilizes his personal goals to benefit our community with a special focus on helping the homeless, equal rights, and people with disabilities. In addition to serving on the board of directors for Citizens Project, Tim sits on the board of One Nation Walking Together.

Tim is an ultra-runner who helps our community through his running events.  In 2015, Tim completed the Leadville 100 Mile Trail Race raising $20,000 for men in the addiction recovery program at the Springs Rescue Mission.  In 2016, Tim ran the 102-mile West Highland Way Race in Glasgow Scotland, the home of the first rescue mission, raising $17,000 for the Springs Rescue Mission.

There are several reasons the Tim loves the work of Citizens Project Foremost, as the father of two wonderful daughters, one of whom has Down Syndrome, Tim has long help a passion for equality and diversity. And, in the words of the late President Grant, Tim wholeheartedly believes that we should  “leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the state forever separate,” President Ulysses S. Grant. Citizens Project fights for these principles and inspires others to do likewise!