Civil Engineer Intern
Licensed Engineer Intern: State of Louisiana – No. 32557
ASCE - Shreveport Branch President (2017-2018)
Shreveport Common Board Member
ReForm Shreveport Cofounder
A-Truss Bridge Steering Committee
Strategic, Developer, Context, Includer, Empathy
B.S. Engineering – Civil Concentration: LeTourneau University, 2015
I grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, with a limited experience of what a city could be. After I got my engineering degree, I reverse-migrated to the small southern city of Shreveport. The city’s Texas character was familiar (we’re only 20 miles away) and the Louisiana culture was fun, historical, and quirky. I became fascinated with the ways that Shreveport could ‘re-form’ itself, and saw this as the most important thing the city could be doing to improve its future. That grew into the ReForm Shreveport, a community engagement initiative that’s engaged Shreveporters with the public process and educated citizens on all the exciting things happening in our city. Creating a city where everyone feels included and needed in civic life motivates me to keep doing what I’m doing!
Tim is a civil engineering in training (EIT) who enjoys design and production work on municipal infrastructure and site development projects. He joined Verdunity recently after spending the first two years of his career at Halff Associates in Shreveport. Tim and Kevin first met at a Strong Towns summit in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2016. They kept in touch, often connecting to discuss issues and opportunities that Tim was encountering through his ReForm Shreveport efforts. He ultimately decided to join Verdunity after talking with Kevin more at the Go Cultivate! workshop in the summer of 2018. Tim finds working for Verdunity exciting because he “get[s] to work on progressive, out-of-the-box projects, as well as helping out with our workshops and online content.” He’s a detail guy, so you’ll hear a lot from him about how Strong Towns ideas can be worked out in practical ways on city projects.
What do you do outside of work? After work hours, I enjoy mountain biking, going to the driving range, and playing ultimate Frisbee.
Favorite podcast? Typology with Ian Cron.
Music you put on while you’re working? Some of my favorite bands are Young the Giant, Arcade Fire, Metric, Leon Bridges, Honne, Phoenix, Walker Lukens, and Grizzly Bear.
One book (or more, if you must) you'd recommend that you've read in the last 2 years? Finish by John Acuff.
Favorite childhood breakfast cereal? Lucky Charms.