Timothy Johnson was born in San Luis Obispo, Calif., in 1949 and grew up in Covina and West  Covina, Calif. He graduated from West Covina High School in 1967 and was active in the theater, the print shop and the radio station. Tim graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in 1971 and was active in the college radio station and college administration, serving as chief financial officer. Later, he served as financial officer at Harvard Medical School, Harvey Mudd College and the University of Denver. Starting in 1989 and continuing to the present, Tim is president of Communication Patterns, Inc., which designs and develops custom workshops to develop business communication skills. In 2016, he co-founded Diversity LLC, which builds virtual reality games as a vehicle for corporate training. Tim and his wife Sarah live in Rowayton. They have two daughters, one in Brooklyn and the other in California. In his leisure time, Tim is interested in genealogy, has a private pilot’s license and does keyboard composing in a studio in his basement. Sponsored by Patrick Steele