An investment advisor with Schmidt Financial Group, Inc., in Kirkland, Tim has a B.A. in Business from the University of Washington. He is a Pacific Northwest native, and beyond his work for the SAL Board, he is an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics.
Tim’s earliest recollection of books is a memory of his mother, a school teacher, reading him The Cat in the Hat when he was two or three years old. In the third grade, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster left him similarly entranced, and was the first fiction novel he owned himself and read from cover to cover. Tim was initially attracted to the SAL Board because SAL is “homegrown and deeply rooted in the city . . . When the recession hit, local arts organizations and educational programs were suffering. This motivated me to work to strengthen a program that did both.”