Tim Biggs, 2014
- Producer/Director, WDSC TV 15
- DSC employee since: Work-study student (Graphics) since 1980; full-time employee since 1982.
Degrees and schools where awarded: Dental Technology, Georgetown School of Arts and Science; A.S. in Commercial and Advertising Arts, Daytona Beach Community College.
Career/Professional honors: Daytona State College’s First Addy Award; Communicator Award for producing the House to Home Hotline and Gardener’s Hotline shows with WDSC TV 15.
Outside interests: Riding motorcycles, outdoors, photography and Ida Jean’s Kettle Corn .
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I owned a lawn service in Palm Coast.
What professional projects are you working on right now?Pet Owners Hotline with Dr. Mark Salzburg, which airs on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Being a part of the start of WCEU TV 15, which for you newcomers is now WDSC.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? Having my wife, Gail, achieve her goal of earning her Associate Degree in Nursing at Daytona State College, something she started years ago, but put aside to get our kids through school. Then for me, finishing the DROP program and retiring.
In life? Watching my kids become successful, happy adults and feeding the world “Ida Jeans Kettle Corn,” a side business I started a few years ago and named after my mom.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? It’s not them.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: If I tell you, you won’t be surprised.
Last book read: Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose. Also, the Big Book.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? You’ll have to ask someone who likes me this one.
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? Louis and Clark, Christopher Columbus and John Wayne.
The Daytona State of Mind to me means watching the new students in my production classes get excited about doing live “hands-on” production of a live show, then having the ability to create their own live TV shows.