Tim conceived of Pintley in early 2008, after experiencing Europe’s vibrant beer culture while living abroad in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. On returning home, he realized that most Americans perceived America’s vibrant beer culture as a closed community, over-saturated with styles and choices that only insiders could differentiate. Armed with a love of hops and malt, a diverse business background, and a belief that every drinker defines “good beer” for themselves, Tim recruited long-time friend and business partner Shannon Hicks to form an online community that would help budding beer enthusiasts make sense of it all.

Tim graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in English and Entrepreneurial Leadership.