Tim holds a B.S. in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Rhode Island and a M.S. in Science Education from Drexel University. He has more than 15 years of experience in the horticulture industry in a variety of different roles including head gardener, nursery manager, educator, and project manager. Tim is a certified science teacher with seven years of experience working as an educator in public high schools. He started out at PHS managing its Roots to Reentry workforce development program in conjunction with the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, providing a green industry training program for returning citizens preparing for release.
From 2017 to 2021 Tim worked cross departmentally leading the PHS Public Landscapes team in the management of public gardens and landscapes throughout the City of Philadelphia. Landscapes in his portfolio include: the Delaware River Waterfront, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the Azalea Garden at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the garden at the Rodin Museum, and the garden grounds around the Swann Memorial Fountain in Philadelphia. In this role Tim was an integral part in the development of the PHS in-house maintenance team, which now is responsible for horticulture maintenance on a number of high-profile PHS projects.
In his current role as the Director of Workforce Development, Tim has returned to his teachig roots to assist in the development and implementation of current and future PHS workforce development programs.