Before coming to Berkeley, he was an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and an assistant professor and associate professor at Purdue. While here, Tim took several professional leaves. He was a Senior Staff Economist for Agriculture on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors at the White House during 1968–1969. From 1975 to1977, he was the Director of the California State Department of Food and Agriculture. After the devastating 1991 Oakland Hills Fire, Tim and a few other concerned residents established the Claremont Canyon Conservancy. For its first 18 years, he was its president. Tim was a warm, cheerful man who formed close friendships throughout his life. He made everyone feel special.