Tim K. is the founder of The Veterans Project, a photographic essay not just for the war-fighter, but for civilians as well. It serves as a collective database, capturing the stories of veterans who have since returned home from Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, and WWII. The goal of The Veterans Project is to capture the war-fighter spirit, and establish an educational discourse for civilians who want to know what reintegration into polite society looks like. Tim attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media Communications, and was a four year letter man as a closer on the Lion’s baseball team. His stint in baseball was interrupted by a 9 month deployment to the Iraq theater with his infantry unit, Delta Company 3/141 (Texas ARNG).
After his completion of service, he went on to finish both his academic and athletic career. After graduating from SAGU, he went on to his Master's at The University of Texas at Dallas in Emerging Media and Communication. At UT Dallas, he first picked up a camera and found a powerful desire to tell stories. This spawned the beginning of his Capstone Project, The Veterans Project. Since the project's inception, it's been seen and shared at Sundance Film Festival, the Tomi Lahren Show, in the pages of USA Today, PTSD Journal Magazine, the Houston Chronicle, Independent Journal Review, Task and Purpose, We Are the Mighty, ONNIT Academy, the 2017 Army Ball's official program, U.S. Veterans Magazine, and Health Magazine. His work includes coverage of Nate Boyer (former NFL player, Army Special Operations), Tim Kennedy (former UFC fighter, Army Special Operations), Tu Lam (owner of Ronin Tactics, Army Special Operations), Evan Hafer (Black Rifle Coffee, Army Special Operations), Kirstie Ennis (2017 cover of ESPN the Body Issue, USMC), Tyler Grey (Suicide Squad, Army Special Operations), Jacqueline Carrizosa (Weapons Instructor, U.S. Navy), Donny O'Malley (founder of VET TV, USMC), Geraint Jones (Best Selling Author, British Army), Frank Denius (Frank Denius Practice Field at UT Austin, WWII Veteran), Alfred Haws (Bataan Death March, WWII Veteran) and many more.
Tim was recently awarded the “2018 Chris Kyle Serviceman of the Year Award” by Operation Valor. Over the past five years, Tim has traveled the world on his own dime to capture the legacies of his fellow veterans. His body of work also includes “The Caregiver Project" which is a detailed photographic essay bringing attention to the lives of Gold Star, Silver Star, White Star, and Blue Star families. He also spends his time as a co-host for the Global Recon Podcast. Tim now resides in San Antonio, Texas (Military City USA).