Tim Kneeland

Profile Updated: February 21, 2016
Residing In: San Diego, CA USA
Homepage: http://www.SurvivalEducators.com
Occupation: Entrepreneur (Survival Instructor & Bike Touring Company)
Children: David Thomas, born July 30, 1972
Military Service: US Air Force  

Feb 2016
Living in Redondo Beach (LA) CAlifornia. Love it down here. Still teaching survival to pilots, flight attendants, CERT volunteers, first responders and disaster professionals. Cycling between 3000 and 4000 miles a year. Great place to cycle. Can't believe we have been out of Irene S Reed for 53 years. WTF?

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!

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

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