Tough childhood. Poverty. As a child, Tim experienced hardships that prepared him to prevail over difficulties of uncommon magnitude. Growing up in a tough neighborhood in Tucson, AZ taught Tim about respect, common sense, hardwork, positivity, and achieving literary education as a pathway out of an at-risk childhood as an urban youth.
As a young father, Tim pursued his education while doubling as a stay-at-home parent. He spent his time as a 4-sport high school and youth referee and official throughout Central Oregon; studying Small City Management, Public Administration, and Business Administration online at Eastern Oregon University. Tim opened his first business while in college, providing unique services and quickly generating community support and business relationships.
Tim and his family later relocated into Linn County. It was in Linn County that Tim worked with organizations that include CASA of Linn County, Linn County General Services, and Oregon West Cascades Council of Governments. Tim has experience as a youth advocate, family event organizer, educator, and has also worked for a municipal public works organization, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and as a business analyst for an international US aerospace and defense manufacturer.
Tim McCloud lives with his native Oregonian wife, 3 children, a dog, 4 cats, and chicken in Marion County, Salem, OR.