Hometown Trevose, PA
Birthday April 18
Tim joined Patch in July 2010 and now is a senior local editor for sites covering the communities of Odenton, Severn and Crofton.
He was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and got his start working in community journalism in Bucks County. He has lived in Maryland since 1997 and resides in Odenton with his wife and son.
Tim is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, and has worked as a business reporter and sportswriter for several publications in Washington, DC and Baltimore. Most recently, he was the sports business reporter for TThe Washington Times, where he chronicled the approval and construction of Nationals Park.
When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and engages in many interests ranging from watching sports, traveling, grilling and playing tennis and Strat-O-Matic baseball.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
I'm probably best described as slightly left-leaning, though I do hold some conservative views. But I am extremely open-minded.
Are you registered with a certain party? No. I am an independent.
How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious)
I was raised in a Protestant church in Pennsylvania and still have deep ties there. Now, I attend regular services with my family at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Odenton.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
The two biggest issues are probably the development of the Odenton Town Center and the addition of thousands of new jobs and residents as a result of BRAC.
Though Odenton is a relatively safe community, there is some concern over crime.
Where do you stand on each of these issues?
The development of the Odenton Town Center and the additional jobs to Fort Meade is exciting, though like many residents, I wonder about the impact on traffic and the school population.