We had the good fortune of connecting with Tim Huber and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tim, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Since my twenties, I really have always worked a lot, including weekends and holidays depending on the need to. The challenge was once I had a wife and then kids how to balance the two worlds. (Even though my Wife is awesome and very supportive) Now, I still get as much done, but my work experience has helped me find efficiencies to free up time during the day. I never skip an opportunity to get some work done or and opportunity to spend time with my family. When the worlds collide I always choose family and make up the missed work later.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Today I am a Director of Agronomy, I oversee the day to day maintenance operations of two golf courses. I started working on a golf course in high school and fell in love with the work. I worked on golf course full time for 3 years before attending college. Later I went to Pennsylvania State University for Golf Course Turfgrass Management. I graduated in 2007 and have work around the country toward being where I am today. I think that there are a lot of young people out there that may not know how to get where they want to go. Various roadblocks like: paying for school, finding what you want to do, etc. My advise is to get into a business that is a hobby for you now. Find a way to get your foot in the door as an entry level employee and start learning the business. Find employers who are well known in the business and try and work for them to learn how they manage. If you are still interested in doing what they do, seek out a high level of training or education in that specific job. Then you have started career.

Photo is taken by Richard Muniz Photography

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In a normal year, we’d have to go to an Astros Game at Minute Maid Park. Find some time to go fishing and check out the pleasure pier in Galveston. In Houston, good food is all over.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
In my story I have many people to thank. But my Parents for raising me with good core values. My father passed when I was young and my mom was such a wonderful person to us, selfless in everyway. I am the person I am today largely because of her. In my professional career All of the great mentor I had along the way that were honest and shared the truth with me and always were constructive and patient. Thank you.

Twitter: @turfguytim

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