Tim is a full time digital nomad teleworking and adventuring in a solar powered campervan with the latest advancements in wireless technology. Refusing to settle for a common van life storyline of trading the corporate cubicle environment for an alternate career path and van life freedoms, he instead chose the path of retaining his sales position to continue employment as a remote and mobile employee based out of a campervan designed to simulate the office qualities at technology solutions company, Global Technology Resources, Incorporated headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
What first may first appear as a trick to fulfill only the second half of his "Work Hard Play Hard" mentality, success isn't measured by doing enough to remain employed. The basis of Tim's elaborate proposal to executive management was that this new opportunity would provide increased productivity, sales, and profit for the organization. This process proved to be a difficult and learning component of van life. He was denied twice over seven months before a third rally and gained approval by embodying the company slogan, "Relentless Commitment". It's no coincidence that Tim uses the latest hardware and software technologies since he also sells the products that enable this lifestyle change since November 2016.
The campervan is an off grid and self-contained mobile office with an in vehicle wireless router by Cradlepoint which is detailed in the link below. Collaboration capabilities such as instant messaging, voice, video, desktop sharing, and conferencing is provided by Cisco Jabber. An ergonomic workstation was designed to simulate a cubicle environment and includes bluetooth connected devices and as well as a wide screen monitor connected to a laptop. Electricity is sourced from 300 watts of solar panels and self-containment includes a grey water shower and black water toilet.
This is the story of Tim's approach that with a creative mindset, courage, and hard work, both success in a corporate environment and greater liberties of a mobile and adventurous lifestyle do not need to be mutually exclusive. With today's technologies, it's introducing new opportunities to integrate and optimize career and personal goals.
Tim is also a world class ultra endurance athlete who specializes in 24 hour solo mountain bike racing where in 2016 he placed 10th in the pro category at the WEMBO World Championships in New Zealand. With quality of life as his compass, he has taken the leap to grab life by the wheel, photographing and documenting his lifestyle with the goal of publishing his story. The hope is for it to be a platform to inspire and give back to the communities that have offered their support in his journey in living the van life dream.