Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Foundation after having served as the Executive Director of Teton Valley Trails and Pathways for 11 years.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I accept this opportunity to be the next Executive Director for the Community Foundation of Teton Valley. I look forward to engaging with the many nonprofit leaders I connected with as the Executive Director for Teton Valley Trails and Pathways and to forge new relationships with other nonprofit and community leaders. There is no better organization that can help bridge our nonprofits with support and further their endeavors than the Community Foundation of Teton Valley. I am excited to get started on continuing the great work that Carrie, Claire, the Board of Directors, and their predecessors have put forth.”
“The Board and I are delighted Tim has accepted the job as Executive Director,” says Tina Culman. “With his proven passion for our community, he’s the right leader to continue to build upon the organization’s successes in elevating lives through the power of generosity.”
Tim started his nonprofit career while attaining his undergraduate degree at Humboldt State University and has spent the last 30 years continuing his goal to give back to society. He worked for the North Carolina Outward Bound School, Yosemite Institutes (now Nature Bridge), and YMCA of the East Bay serving in positions from Instructor to Director. Along the way, he achieved a Graduate Degree in Experiential Education, served on multiple boards, helped establish two nonprofits from the ground up, and most significantly met his wife, Shawn.
Over 13 years ago, Tim, Shawn, and their two sons moved to Teton Valley from the Bay Area. Their goal was to move to a locale in which they could connect with the community and be proud to raise their sons. Teton Valley met that vision then and continues to remind them of its truly special nature. As Tim began his tenure at TVTAP, Shawn established an infant through pre-school education center in Jackson. Their sons integrated easily and have grown into engaged citizens who enjoy participating in cross country, hockey, skiing, camping, and baseball. In Tim’s own words, “We are so proud to live here and look forward to supporting our community for many years to come.”