CEO & Managing Content Editor, The Flint Creek Courier
Tim is a native of Southern California who moved to Granite County in March of 2015. He and his wife Dee, who grew up in the area and is an alumni of Drummond High School, live just north of the home of the World Famous Bullshippers.
Tim was an award-winning writer and editor in both California and Indiana. He worked for five years as the sports editor at The Daily Independent in his hometown of Ridgecrest, California before moving on to the Riverside County edition of the Los Angeles Times.
He then landed a sports editor position at The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Indiana. He was named the Top Sports Columnist in the state by the Hoosier State Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists in 2000 for his work covering the firing of Indiana Head Basketball Coach Bobby Knight. In 2001 he was moved to the layout desk where he served as the Assistant Presentation Editor until 2002 when he took a teaching job in Riverside, California.
"While I can write news and commentaries, my passion lies in telling a great story," said Allen. "Epic games and interesting people are the best things in the world to write about! They are what makes the job fun and interesting."
Tim broke into the journalism game in Granite County as the top sports photographer for The Philipsburg Mail (April 2015-February 2017), before moving to another outlet in QSPNLive. There he wrote and produced over 860 stories in just 18 months.
He is a graduate of California Baptist University in Riverside, California with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
In the summer of 2018 Tim and some partners decided to start their own venture in Granite County. One of the arms of this new business is The Flint Creek Courier - an idea Tim started developing in late 2016. Several others are in the works and should be online shortly.