Prior to joining King Estate in 2016, Tim worked in a similar position for Folio Wine, a boutique importer founded by the family of Michael Mondavi that focuses on premier wines from family-owned estates. Originally from the southern Oregon town of Merrill near the California border, Tim grew up on a small sheep and alfalfa farm. He graduated from Oregon State University in hotel and restaurant management and started his career in the food and beverage division at Disneyland, where he spent many years in a variety of roles. Tim has also worked for Gold River (now Columbia) Distributing, Classic Wines of California, Quintessential Wines and Kenzo Estate. He lives in southern California with his wife, Bridget, and three children.