Tim Kneeland

Profile Updated: May 27, 2008
Residing In: San Diego, CA USA
Homepage: http://www.owct.com
Occupation: Entrepreneuer (Survival Instructor & Bike Tours)
Children: David Thomas, born July 30, 1972
Military Service: Air Force  

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Tim Kneeland posted a message.
Sep 05 at 9:01AM

Happy Birthday, Ron. Hope all is well. In LA and love it down here. Tim

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July 2003:
After graduating, I worked for Simpson for a couple of years until the inevitable happened-the draft. To avoid the Army, I enlisted in the US Air Force and spent 4 years as an Air Force Survival Instructor spending time in Reno, Spokane, Alabama, Philippines, Japan and Vietnam. I loved the work, but a military career wasn't my bag. Instead, I got out and went to college, got married and eventually finished my degree from Eastern Washington State College, followed by Masters work at the University of Minnesota.

I was married for 20 years, divorced and have a great son, David Thomas, (31 years old in July) who works as a bar tender in two different Seattle restaurants.

After the Air Force I started a survival and wilderness education business and had offices in Seattle and Minneapolis. I loved the work, especially teaching adults, but worked long hours just to survive. From 1977 to 1980, I worked in the training department for Medtronic, a medical devices company in Minneapolis. The corporate life was much more secure, but not as much fun as working for yourself.

So, in 1980 I started Tim Kneeland & Associates, Inc. (TK&A) a Special Events Management Company focusing on the creation and production of bicycle tours lasting from 1 day to 1 year in length. The largest event we ever produced was Odyssey 2000, an around-the-world bicycling adventure covering 18,500 miles in 45 countries on 6 continents from January 1 to December 31, 2000. We were even invited to start and finish the ride in the Rose Parade in Pasadena. It was an incredible experience and I feel fortunate I have been able (and continue) to travel so extensively.

We currently have a smaller group taking part in our second world tour, Odyssey World Cycling Tours. We also offer week long cycling events in about half the states, including a great ride around the Big Island of Hawaii.

I moved my company to Burbank in late 2001 to take advantage of the excellent weather and have not been disappointed.

Once again, thanks for this album. It is definitely a pleasant trip down memory lane!

Tim 2003
Tim 2003