About Us and Contact Info

About Us

  • Tim is currently a partner and co-manager for Magis Capital Management LLC, a firm specializing in Equity Collar Strategies for sophisticated investors. His experience with finance and love of technology is a perfect match for this job. Lately he has been developing a technology consultancy exploring the "tech concierge" idea. In addition, Tim is working with Kids First at Sunset View, a local foundation supporting elementary education in Point Loma, CA. His recent involvement has him teaching both before and after-school programs at the school for third and fourth graders to learn coding skills and confidence with technology. Tim has been a work-at-home dad and home automation enthusiast since completing the Laceyland home remodel project in 2003. Prior to that, Tim spent about a year off of work traveling around the world with Kathy. It was also during that period of time that Tim and Kathy moved to San Diego. Prior to being in San Diego, Tim and Kathy lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Tim was CFO and VP of Operations for Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR). Tim was part of the founding team for Immersion while a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at Stanford University. Tim was in South Dakota through his high school years, after which he moved to California to attend Stanford as an undergraduate.
  • Kathy is a full-time parent and is the fun-loving mother of Rio and Roark. Kathy pursued her artistic interests by painting murals for both kids' bedrooms and currently volunteers with the art program at their elementary school. Unfortunately for the art, Rio has already grown old enough to see her mural painted over with a few coats of dusty rose (pink) paint. Prior to becoming a mom, Kathy earned her Ph.D. in Cell Biology in Tim Stearns' lab at Stanford, where she met Tim while living in the Stanford graduate housing trailer park. Kathy is originally from New York State, and did her undergraduate studies at Princeton prior to coming west to sunny California. Kathy's most recent obsession is tennis! li>
  • Rio was born in September, 2003. She is now in sixth grade and about to wrap up her lower middle school years. She still plays the piano, but has been having a lot of fun playing the trombone with her school band and jazz band.
  • Roark was born in September, 2005. He is in fourth grade and about to finish elementary school. Fascinated by outer space, black holes, stars, he also finds time for piano, stand-up comedy and musical theater. He'll be performing in the upcoming play, Queen of Hearts, being put on by Theatre Arts School of San Diego.

Contact Information

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Tim's cell: (619) 459-0977

Rio and Roark Chatter

Rio and Roark continue to grow up! Roark just completed the Hungry Dog Dash 5K at Liberty Station (early Feb, 2015) and came in third place for kids 10 and under. As for Rio, she just finished performing a number of trombone solos at her jazz band's recent concert to benefit the Lion's Club of Ocean Beach. Her Aunt Liz was in town and got to see her jazzy tunes!