Tim grew up in the Detroit area and graduated from Wane State School of Business with a Bachelors degree in Finance and Marketing.
Tim moved to the Flint area in 1987 and was hired by Tackebury-Edwards Insurance Agency and received his insurance agent license the following year.
For the first few years of his career he focused on home and auto insurance and later expanded into insuring commercial businesses. During the 1990's he became involved with the Michigan Association of Home Builders and specialized in insuring contractors. During this time, he became a board member and chairman of their insurance committee (1995-2005). Additionally, he joined the Gas Station Dealers Association and started insuring gas stations and auto repair businesses.
In 1993 he was promoted to Commercial Lines Manager and earned his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. In 1996, Tim was awarded Associate of the year by the Flint Builders Association.
In 2006 he was voted to the Board of Directors for the Metro Flint Builders Association and became the Treasurer, a position he still holds.
In 2007, Tim purchased Tackebury-Edwards Insurance Agency and changed the name to CIS Agency Inc.
Tim and his beautiful wife Connie currently reside in Clio and have been married for 27 years. Together, they have 2 sons, both electrical engineers. He is also a charter member of the Flushing Rotary and currently serves on the board of directors, and holds the position of Sergeant at Arms and a member of the Membership and Finance Committees. He is a member of Clio Country Club and works on the Clubhouse committee.