Tim has been involved in developing sustainable local food systems professionally for the past twenty-five years as a CSA farmer, co-op employee, educator and organizer. He is passionate about coops because they create a community of positive consumerism. He was elected to the Lakewinds board in 2012 and became president in 2016. Since 2002 he has been the supervisor of Gale Woods, an educational farm operated by Three Rivers Park District. He, and his wife and two children have been members of Lakewinds since moving to the area 15 years ago. In his spare time, Tim plays fiddle and enjoys biking and cross-country skiing.