In addition to a B.A. from Metropolitan State University, Tim has a diploma in auto mechanics from St. Paul College and an A.A.S. degree in auto technology from DCTC.
Tim's industry experience includes working from 1977 until 1983 as an automotive technician at Royal Oldsmobile in St. Paul. From 1983 until 1989, he worked as a technician at Long Cadillac in Roseville.