Tim is a Sparks small business owner whose company, Neo Medical, specializes in developing and manufacturing critical-care products for children and premature infants born as tiny as 1 pound. His healthcare career began 27 years ago and he is now globally recognized as an industry expert in life-saving infusion devices. His previous employment included biotech, the computer industry, and as a Business Planner for AT&T.
In 2006 Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delancy presented Tim with the “Keeping America Strong” Award on The Heartbeat of America television series. The award was for excellence in the development of life-saving vascular access devices.
Tim was also awarded the Nevada 2016 Technologist of the Year for his work in innovative children’s medical products. This award was presented to him from Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Reno Gazette Journal, and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.
Tim became the first candidate for Nevada Senate District 16 to sign the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”.
Tim grew up in Michigan and California, as one of seven children in a middle class family where Tim’s father was a chemist, and his mother was a Registered Nurse.
When he was eleven his parents allowed him to earn money in the neighborhood by doing yardwork, cutting firewood and collecting pop bottles. That was the start of his first business and Tim learned the value of hard work at early age!
Because of his solid upbringing, Tim was able to pay his own way through college, first by working at a factory in Los Angeles and then later, at age 20, starting a business that improved forest management by strategically removing timber in Plumas and Lassen National Forests. He spent three entire summers in the woods using a chainsaw, cooking meals over an open campfire for the crew that he hired, and sleeping in a tent each night.
Tim graduated with a BS Degree from University of California’s Berkley School of Natural Resources in 1976. He completed his Master’s in Business Administration degree in 1982 from Pepperdine University while working full-time for AT&T.
Tim is truly patriotic and was involved in politics at the young age of 15 by working on a state senate candidate campaign.
He was also a Northern California College Coordinator for the 1972 presidential campaign directed by Ronald Reagan.
In addition, Tim was appointed as a young delegate for the National Republican Convention. Since then, he has fervently supported patriotic candidates through emails, telephone surveys, blogging, and donations.