Assistant Professor of Communication
Tim was born to evangelical missionary parents in 1964 and spent his formative years as a missionary’s kid in Latin America. His father Joe, was a pioneer in Christian broadcasting, implementing radio and television programming in Chile and Paraguay that would later reach the Spanish speaking world internationally beginning in the late 1970s. His Mother Maggie is a published author and motivational speaker.
Tim’s ﬁrst paid job at the age of 15 was as a camera operator for church broadcasts in central Florida and on his family’s award winning Spanish children’s television program Lugar Secreto, a series he was directing by the age of 16.
Tim earned his bachelor’s degree, (a double major in TV Production and Theatre Production) from Evangel University in 1987. He would later, at the age of 50 earn his MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. His career has included work as a camera operator, director, technical director, ﬂoor manager, writer and lighting director in television; a writer, camera operator, gaﬀer, director and director of photography in ﬁlm style productions for documentaries, commercials and short subject ﬁlms. Besides his work for the screen, Tim has directed close to a dozen plays for the theatre where he learned valuable techniques in motivational acting and the importance of a collaborative director/actor relationship. Tim insists on an open, friendly, fun, and collaborative set, and works hard to foster artistic cooperation and teamwork.
Besides his work with NFocus Pictures, Tim works as a full-time professor of broadcast communications at Florida Southern College in Lakeland Florida. He resides in Lakeland with his wife, Andrea, and their two dogs. They have two grown daughters, one an architect and the other a second lieutenant in the US Air Force.