Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Tim is the co-founder and CEO of CharityUSA a mission-driven online business started in Michigan in 1999, which purchased GreaterGood based in Seattle, Washington in 2001. Over 20 years, GreaterGood and the business units of CharityUSA have donated more than $75 million of dollars funding and needed materials to charities. GreaterGood has become the largest Click-to-Give site in the world and one of the leading resellers of equitably sourced artisan products in the USA.
Tim has traveled to over 60 countries working with charity partners and sourcing artisan products which make a difference. A life-long environmentalist and outdoorsman, Tim has hiked and paddled thousands of miles in wilderness areas of Canada, Patagonia, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Israel, Turkey, Rwanda, New Zealand and the USA. He is particularly fond of far northern and southern areas like the Brooks Range, North Slope, barren lands of Canada, Baffin Island, Tierra del Fuego, and Patagonia.
Tim is extremely proud that GreaterGood is the single largest supporter of the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand which provides a birthing clinic for several hundred thousand stateless migrants and refugees from one of the world’s longest running civil wars. Tim is also proud to have been the largest and longest term supporter of The GOODS Program (a food bank network for shelters and rescues in the USA) and to have helped support several large nature reserves in Argentina and Kenya. He is a board member of the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network and the Friends of Matenwa.
Tim grew up in Minnesota, and met his wife Susan Guzmich while attending the University of Michigan, where he walked across the state to support returnable bottles in 1976. Sue and Tim have two children, Mara and Daniel (their biggest accomplishments). His goal is for GreaterGood to have donated over $100 million to charity; like his personal heroes, Doug and Kris Tompkins and Paul Newman.