Blog #1: About me

TCEDC Co-Directors Pati and Terrie

My name is Tim Martinson, I was born in Kirkland,Washington and I have lived in Carnation, Washington (suburb of Seattle) as well as Denver, Colorado, but I have spent most of my life living in Taos, NM.  I have spent the last 3 years working as a technology support specialist both for the University of Denver and for a small Taos-based business called School Tech Solutions.  Through School Tech Solutions I got to work as an IT specialist for over 5 schools in Northern New Mexico.  I plan to one day have a career in IT but I have more that I want to explore before that, including learning to work in a business/office environment.  I believe my internship at Taos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) will help me achieve these goals.

My main passion in life is playing and teaching chess.  I had a lot of success as a scholastic player at the local, state, and even national level.  I am currently ranked as a “Class A” player in the United States Chess Federation and I hope to soon improve to a master level.  I have taught chess for almost 10 years now through various chess clubs.  I run the chess club for students from grades 5-12 at Taos Academy Charter School, where I attended high school.  My goal is to take the club from complete beginners to a level where they can compete at a statewide and possibly even national level.

Me playing on board 1 during the 9th grade national championship 2009

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