“Family. Community. Common ground. Commitment.
These words are my compass.”
Tim moved with his family — his wife Darcie and his son Buzz — to Bowen Island in 2005 so Buzz could attend IPS. He fell in love with a community of diversity, achievement, and heart; with the green, the quiet, and the dark.
“Bowen Island is the first place I have ever felt truly at home.”
Since his first days here he has been actively engaged in working to build the economic viability of the Island. He knows that communities, like organizations, succeed or fail together. And without a secure economic foundation, it is difficult to make progress on other fronts.
Tim has spent over 40 years in the design and architectural field.
He career started in the early 70s as Head of Exhibition and Graphic Design at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. His 40 year career has also included commercial interior design and project management, retail store design and, more recently, residential and log home design.
His firm was responsible for the interior design of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta. (Look for his name on bronze plaque near the entry!)
While in Alberta he advocated on behalf of the interior design professionals when the Architectural Institute of BC was determining licensing requirements, and brokered the agreement between the Licensed Interior Designers and the Registered Interior Designers to unite under the umbrella of the Interior Designers of Alberta, for which he served as President for several years.
He met his wife in Alberta, moved to BC and joined her retail consulting firm in Vancouver. Their clients included United Colors of Benneton and many of the shopping centres in BC.
Since moving to Bowen Island, he has volunteered for several municipal committees and community initiatives, served as the President of the Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce and as a municipal councillor from 2011 to 2014.