Tim's art is an ecletic collection of work that derives inspriation of impresionism from Monet, abstract from Mondrian, landscape from Bob Ross, and a host of others. The works are more for personal joy as he continually builds his skill to something that meets his low expectations.
Tim Lewis manages rocket programs by day, and collects hobbies by night. Writing has been the longest running hobby, going back to middle school and first place in a Halloween story contest. He took creative writing at Purdue, but his public works have all been scholastic and technical. In the years following, there has been an accumulation of short stories and scenes brewing that few have seen beyond his laptop. Tim leans toward Sci Fi, Urban Fantasy and Noir, where each contain an element of humor from a life spent as a smart ass. He published his first fiction work, Switch, in 2019 and continues to write and submit as he aspires to his favorite quote by Benjamin Franklin, “If you wou’d not be forgotten / As soon as you are dead and rotten, / Either write things worth reading, / or do things worth the writing.” For more on Tim and his work, go to LewisVenture.com.
Short Bio – Tim Lewis manages rocket programs by day, and collects hobbies by night. Tim leans toward Sci Fi, Urban Fantasy and Noir, where each contain an element of humor from a life spent as a smart ass. For more on Tim and his work, go to LewisVenture.com.
Dr. Lewis is a leading designer for information system solutions to promote organizational communication. He has published a paper on designing organizations to limit the impact of horizontal and vertical communication boundaries. Tim has been an avid member of the aviation community since obtaining his Airframe and Powerplant license from Purdue University in 1997. He began his professional career in St Louis working for The Boeing Company writing technical publications for the F-15, F-18, Apache and several additional military assets. In his spare time he volunteered for the Collings Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to keeping our aviation history flying. The culmination of experiences led him to Philadelphia in 2002 supporting the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor program and then later to Ft. Walton Beach in 2005 developing the sustainment program’s communication infrastructure for Air Force’s Special Operations Command CV-22 Osprey program. The roles presented challenges working with diverse organizations and individuals to reach a shared understanding and promote the business. In 2010, he obtained his doctorate of management in organizational leadership, which he now applies advising, designing and implementing information system communication solutions. He currently integrates these solution in Huntsville for strategic missile systems, commercial airplane engineering teams, and teams across the enterprise.
Short Bio – Dr. Tim Lewis currently leads information systems and integration teams missile and space programs. His work prior to these roles has been to develop information system solutions across the enterprise to bridge communication gaps. Tim’s focus is to discuss interpersonal relationships about our perspectives, often driven by bias, that inform our perceptions of communication.
Less Wordy Bio (Preferred) – Tim has been in the aerospace industry for nearly 25 years and enjoys sharing his meanderings with those who will listen.
: Have any favorite quotes?
: I have several, but the one that resonates the most is something I stumbled upon decades ago by Benjamin Franklin that inspires me to create and has been motivation: If you wou’d not be forgotten / As soon as you are dead and rotten, / Either write things worth reading, / or do things worth the writing.
: Where do you get your story ideas?
: The basic ideas show up organically with a thought or experience. I usually write one to three paragraphs like a blurb that place hold the amalgamation until I can give it some legs. Of course I'm heavily influenced by family, movies, other authors, and the voices in my head.
: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
: Yes. Generally my story ideas evolve into a clear plotted opening with a hook, and then I have an ending where I want the story to culimate. I'll hit hit a few key turning points, pack in a bunch of tropes, but after that I just start pantsing sequentially and see where the story and the characters take me. So I guess I'm a plantser?
: Several of your stories take place in Huntsville, why the affinity for a small Alabama town?
: Huntsville is actually the largest city in Alabama now, but much of the residents are not native Alabamians. Aside from being my current home, I like basing my stories on a place I know. As I'm writing I imagine myself in these places to help drive the feel, emotion, and scenery. I'm more of a visual person so I need to be grounded in an area I can relate to, which is why I lean toward fantasy and less toward epic fantasy. I'll often go out and walk in the footsteps of the actual places to really entrench my thoughts, and when I can't physically be there, I'll fly Google Earth to try and get the feel. Some of my other stories take place in Chicago, where I grew up, Califonira where I have visited many times, and outer space, because my wife often catches me disappeared in my own little world.
Future Events are TBD
April 26-28, 2019 Atlanta, GA | JordanCon 2019
April 22-24, 2022 Atlanta, GA | JordanCon 2022
March 16, 2022 Virtual | Hidden Villains Release Party
April 26-28, 2019 Atlanta, GA | JordanCon 2019
March 17-19, 2023 Long Beach, CA | Women in Aviation International Conference
Boeing Women In Leadership (BWIL) - 25 March 2022
Women In Aviation International Conference - 18 March 2022
2021 Fall Diversity & Inclusion Expo, Theme: Striving Forward! - 28 October 2021
AnitaB 21 Grace Hopper Celebration - 27 September 2021>
IT&DA Strategy Operations Service Demo - 11 August 2021
Boeing Capital Corporation University - 29 July 2021
Leadership NeXt Alumni Association - 10 June 2021
Boeing Women In Leadership OKC Chapter - 7 May 2021
Women In Aviation International Conference - 11 March 2021
Women In Aviation International Conference - 6 March 2020
Women In Aviation International Conference - 16 March 2019
Women In Aviation International Conference - 24 March 2018
Women In Aviation International Conference - 4 March 2017
US Coast Guard at WAI - 2 March 2018
Women In Aviation International Conference - 6 March 2015