Tim has a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University, United States Navy, Reserve, retired. Resides in Ketchum, Idaho. He bgegan his career in the advertising industry in Chicago, Illinois. Clients included Proctor and Gamble, Sears, GD Searle and Swift foods. Later, he served as Chief Marketing Officer of Red Lobster Restaurants (General Mills), Magic Pan Restaurants (Quaker Oats), Olive Garden Restaurants (General Mills) and Taco Bell International (PepsiCo). Served as COO/CEO at Magic Pan Restaurants, Sizzler Restaurants and Diedrich Coffee, Inc. As well, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Rubio Restaurants, Monterey Pasta, Inc, Sizzler International, Diedrich Coffee, Inc., and is a guest speaker/lecturer at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, UC Irvine, Cal State, Fullerton, American Management Association, Marketing Science Institute, Regis University, NYU and Washington State University.