Born in Detroit to Canadian parents, Tim attended high school in both countries, and after graduating from the University of Michigan, obtained his law degree at the University of Windsor. A civil litigation and immigration lawyer in Kitchener, his practice included the largest environmental case in Canada, where Uniroyal discharged carcinogens in Elmira.
Involved with the K-W chapter of Democrats Abroad for 18 years, Tim has been a community leader with numerous community social services and sports organizations, and is a frequent expert contributor for local and provincial media. Tim resides in Elora with his partner. Their three adult sons are also dual citizens.