Employee Spotlight: Tim Kuhn
We’re excited to bring you our very first Road Scholars Employee Spotlight – featuring our Sales Manager, Timothy Kuhn.
Tim is a native of Pella, Iowa – a small rural Dutch community where he could grow as a boy, explore and enjoy time spent with his family and friends, sports, hunting, and music.
A lot of Tim’s free time was spent in his great Uncle Ray’s shop. As a boy shadowing his father and uncle, Tim learned important skills such as wood working and engine repair – and even tackled the restoration of his grandfather’s 1971 Chevy Nova. The shop was a place where work ethic was instilled and lasting memories were created, just by having fun.
Tim’s college years consisted of an intensified focus in singing with first time vocal lessons eventually leading him to classical music, and opening doors for his future. When it came time to deciding on a graduate program, Tim embarked upon an intense audition tour and ended up choosing Indiana University – one of the most competitive and prestigious opera training programs in the world.
While at Indiana University, auditions gained scholarships, Tim won numerous vocal competitions, and began getting attention from opera houses worldwide. Knowing his heart was in performing and not teaching, Tim left Indiana a couple classes short of his Master’s in Vocal Performance for his first professional “gig” in Romania.
Tim climbed up the operatic totem-pole for 10 years. A few of Tim’s highlights include the youngest singer to perform the title role of Don Giovanni by Mozart at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, principal roles with the Santa Fe Opera, Atlanta Opera, and Teatro Colon in Buenos Ayres, to name a few.
In 2009 Tim’s journey came to a crossroads when he welcomed the birth of his son, Michael. In 2011 Tim informed his agent he was leaving the stage and decided to make North Carolina his home, while working for Harley Davidson. It was there where he once again rose to the top and made the most important sale of his life – to date. In late 2014, Tim sold a motorcycle to Kevin Watts, co-owner of Road Scholars. Those of you who know Kevin can imagine what it took to make this sale happen!
“Tim is a natural sales person”, Kevin explains, “we liked Tim so much that we hired him away from HD, and found that he was exactly the guy that we needed, at a time when we weren’t even looking.” Tim brings a diverse background, an easy-going demeanor and a constant level of professionalism to Road Scholars. Working with our clients who come from all walks of life is what Tim enjoys the most – where their passion of Porsche has helped to intensify his own passion of Porsche.
If you’ll be in Monterey this month, find Tim and introduce yourself, we know you’ll quickly see why we’re excited to grow with Tim and have him as part of our team!