Tim has served in both line and supervisory positions throughout his 29-year career in the fire service working on engine, ladder, rescue, and EMS units. He is a Division Chief with the Lake Ozark Fire District and currently also serves as the Chairman of the Missouri State Fire Safety Education/Advisory Commission in the Office of the State Fire Marshal appointed by the Governor since 2000. Tim currently serves the Deputy Chair on the Inter Agency Board and has been a member since 2006. He has instructed internationally in various disciplines including Water/Swiftwater Rescue, Rescue Boat Operations, Haz Mat, and Technical Rescue disciplines. He has been an adjunct instructor with the U.S. National Fire Academy, Master Instructor with the USA Rescue Network, and holds instructor positions with National, State and Local organizations. Regionally, Tim Served as the Deputy Chair and a TFL on the St. Louis County Special Operations Team Tim which provides major incident Haz Mat and Technical Rescue coordinated response and management to the St. Louis Metropolitan UASI Region for incident response and planned events. Tim also serves as a Rescue Team Manager on FEMA/Missouri US&R Task Force 1 and was deployed twice to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina as well as other National and State deployments including the Joplin Tornado of 2011, the Colorado Floods of 2013, and Hurricane Michael in 2018.. He also serves on the FEMA US&R National Incident Support Team and was deployed in 2018 to Texas for Hurricane Harvey and to Florida for Hurricane Irma. Tim was the Tactical Paramedic coordinator for the FBI St. Louis Tactical Team from 2011-2016 and was awarded the Missouri Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in December 2015.