Tim’s roots in Craftsbury, Vermont go back to 1994, when his family moved to Vermont and he enrolled in junior high school at Craftsbury Academy. After graduating from Williams College Tim spent six years overseas, working as an English teacher in Japan, as a journalist in Cambodia and Myanmar, as a travel guidebook author in Patagonia, and as a guide for educational travel programs in the Mekong River Basin.
As an admissions professional, Tim is believer in authentic relationships, and an advocate for test-blind admissions and holistic application review. He appreciates the opportunity to connect with all students, including those who have pursued an unconventional educational path. Tim is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and is active in the ACCEPT community, a group of college admissions officers and high school counselors who are committed to advancing racial and social justice through college admission counseling.
Tim moved home to Craftsbury in 2010, and lives with his wife and step-daughter just west of Craftsbury Common on Mountain Hill Road, where he tends a large garden. He speaks English and Japanese, and is learning Spanish.
|St. Johnsbury Academy|
|BA in Political Science||Williams College|
|I love presenting about Sterling at schools and colleges. Want me to present at your school? Feel free to get in touch!|
|Fodor's Guide to Patagonia, contributing author|
|Myanmar: Kachin Struggle for Freedom, Pulitzer Center journalism grantee|
I serve as the Board Chair for The Field Academy, an innovative school devoted to making life and learning indistinguishable. Check it out at fieldacademy.org.
Three Books You Recommend?
In admission, we sometimes send books to admitted students.
Two books that I love to send are:
The Resilient Farm & Homestead, by Ben Falk and
The Frog Run, by Sterling trustee John Elder.
My personal favorite book is:
Log From the Sea of Cortez, a collaboration between John Steinbeck and his friend, the marine biologist Ed Ricketts.