Tim taught himself how to ski at 16 because he was tired of walking down Cascade Volcanoes (and its way more fun). At 18 he took his first avalanche class in Central Oregon. Since then he has worked as a guide, professional ski patroller, certified avalanche dog handler, avalanche instructor, and a volunteer with SAR groups. He is currently a Highway Avalanche Specialist. Although he enjoys the summer grind winter will always have his interest.