After receiving his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tim went on to live on two other continents and received advanced degrees in Archaeology, Paleontology and Geology from the Universität Tübingen in Germany, and, because he speaks German, also acted as a translator. He collaborated on archaeological research projects in Germany, France, Slovakia and The United Arab Emirates, then, under a grant from the German government, directed a research project to South Africa. After returning to the United States, Tim worked as a land surveyor and then decided his true calling was the law. Tim has a broad background in many areas of business, management, technology, research, and civil law with a focus on real estate, business law, commercial lending and creditor’s rights. Tim earned his JD from William Mitchell Law School, he is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Real Property Specialist, and is licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. Tim and his wife live with their two children in St. Paul.