Tim, the founder of SUP, has had a fast-paced life full of fun and adventure. Born and raised in the South Island of New Zealand, he always wanted to travel and ski in as many countries as possible.

His skiing life began with friends and family in the small club fields surrounding South Canterbury. Tims love of the mountains and winter has taken him all over the world. He has skied in France, Italy, Austria, Australia and Canada. He qualified as a Teacher from the University of Otago and after spending some time exploring the world he settled as a teacher in Australia and then moved to England. However, being the free spirit that he is, Tim wanted to continue travelling so set out to combine his teaching experience and love of skiing by qualifying as a ski instructor.