tim shipley

Tim Shipley

Chattanooga Tourism Co.

Tim is a lifelong Chattanoogan who became a volunteer and supporter of A Step Ahead
Chattanooga in late 2016, after learning in early 2015 of the amazing results achieved by the
Colorado Family Planning Initiative’s 5-year LARC assistance program started in 2009. He
graduated from UT Chattanooga with a BA in Philosophy and has spent his career in the
the financial sector, with additional volunteer and business efforts in support of Chattanooga’s
start-up community.

Some of Tim’s favorite volunteer activities and projects over the years have included his work
with Chattanooga Endeavors (board member), United Way (Allocations Committee, Holiday
Giving Tree), Friends of Greybeard feline rescue (volunteer, advisor), Shaking Ray Levi Society
(volunteer, grant writer), College Access Center (volunteer, founding board member), The
Company Lab (GigTank, Will This Float?, 48Hour Launch), Lookout Valley Playhouse (of Lookout
Valley Middle/High School), Access-U (organizing advisor, volunteer), and the UT Chattanooga
Undergraduate Philosophy Club (volunteer, officer, grant writer).

Tim and his wife, Lavonda, live in the Hilltop neighborhood of Brainerd, along with their cat
overlords – Sharpie, Sammy, and Stormy.


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