Earning a degree in architecture from the University of Maryland in 1983, he married Cindy, the beautiful little blonde who sat next to him in first-year design studio, and moved to New Mexico the following year. Inspired by Santa Fe’s beautiful natural surroundings and the stunning works displayed by the many talented artists who call it home, it was almost inevitable that this entirely new palette of stones would quickly engage his imagination. The boxes in his closet never made the trip west, but a new collection was soon growing in piles around his house.
Taking his architecture degree for a brief spin before returning to his natural outdoor habitat, as a self-employed landscaper and stoneworker for the past 28 years Tim has gained a reputation for putting rocks together in a way that Santa Fe had not seen before. Characterized by his incredibly natural, large-scale boulder work and the contrasting detail of his finer stone elements, his landscapes have become exceedingly popular on local garden tours. Incorporating his signature “picture” work into many of his acclaimed garden designs, the birds, snakes, geckos and flowers inlaid into his stone patios, walkways and fountains have been admired for years.