Title: Application Specialist
Started at RealTown: March 2000
Tim manages several technology platforms provided by our sister company RealTown, working closely with Association Executives and staff to provide them with web and technology solutions.
When he’s not working, Tim’s spare time is pretty full. He’s a father of four, wedding and band photographer and is heavily into the local San Diego music scene. We also hear he’s a bit of a coffee addict.
We asked Tim to answer a few questions about himself. Here’s what he had to say:
What is your favorite type of music?
Most any kind of heavy or hard rock; post-hardcore is a genre that has many bands that I listen to: Quicksand, Far, Refused, Jawbox, Failure, Deftones – to name a few. In my not-so-distant youth I played in several bands that were similar stylistically, and I am an ardent supporter of the local San Diego music scene.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
I couldn’t single out one, but among the top are Empire Strikes Back, Anchorman, Christmas Vacation, Pulp Fiction, Back to the Future, The Big Lebowski.
If you have an hour of free time to spare, what do you do with it?
I will either hang out with my 4 kids or attempt to organize/edit/post the 200+ live music shows that I have photographed over the last decade+.
What kinds of food do you like?
Mexican all the way. Growing up just minutes from the border, we have quite a selection of legit taco shops and Mexican restaurants.
What is the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled?
In 2001 I won the grand prize in Miller Brewing’s MGD Blind date contest through a local radio station, where you get to travel to see an undetermined band until they hit the stage. Due to 9/11 it was postponed until the following year. The destination was the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas and the band was Incubus. It was incredible weekend with free food and beer, white sandy beaches and topped off with a great concert.
If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or historical, who would it be?
Mozart… I was a (very briefly) classically trained pianist.
If you could own one piece of famous art, sculpture, memorabilia or historic artifact, what would the item be?
It would be a toss-up between Paul McCartney’s Hofner Bass or Jimi Hendrix’s ’68 (Woodstock) Fender Strat.
What are some things on your bucket list?
Go on an aerial tour in a helicopter while vacationing in Hawaii. Take a portrait of a famous band and/or music icon. Travel the world with my wife.
What online sites do you visit?
TimFears.com (shameless self promo), Lifehacker, Mashable, PentaxForums, DPReview, PetaPixel, Gizmodo, Amazon, Newegg, MaddowBlog, SDDialedIn
What’s something about you that few people know?
I am a Domainer (domain name investor) and own ~50 domains. The most I’ve sold one for so far was for $500.