Tim obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Geography from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1974 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta in 1978. After articling with the law firm Brownlee Fryett in Edmonton and practicing with Brownlee Fryett and the law firm Code Hunter in Calgary, he joined the City of Calgary Law Department in 1983.
Tim is a senior environmental lawyer. He practices in environmental strategic initiatives and inter-governmental affairs, in the development, maintenance and certification of corporate and business unit environmental management systems, management of contaminated sites, internal and external reporting, environmental regulatory approvals, inspections, investigations, enforcement and environmental assurance and audit. He also is a member of the Bow River Basin Legislation & Policy Committee.