timpate_linkedinWelcome to TimothyPate.com

I’m a marketer, an amateur photographer, a sucker for longform journalism, an early riser and a believer in progress. I live in Minneapolis with my wife, Brittany, and our cat, Minkus.

By day I’m the Marketing Manager for the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. Previously, I led product development as the Digital Project Manager for Mall of America®. You can learn more about my role there by visiting the Résumé + Work page. I’m also a proud Mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities.

My favorite part of this site is the What I’m Reading page, where you can browse a list of books and articles I’ve been reading and get my recommendations.

Thanks for visiting.


Quick Facts

NAME: Timothy Pate
LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota
OCCUPATION: Marketing Manager, University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business (The views and opinions expressed on this site are in no way representative of my employer—but you know that.)
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism & Technical Communication: Colorado State University
Minor: Business Administration
LIKES: Good writing, cycling, leftist politics, photography, tattoos, traveling, early mornings…

View my résumé



I’m an amateur photographer, and I especially enjoy shooting street photography around the Twin Cities. Check out some of my work below. You can find more of my photography on Flickr and Instagram.

55425 (Mall of America blog)

Mall of America Instagram

Recent Posts

Every Movie Mentioned in Movies (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano

So I just finished reading Movies (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano. It was great, but I really wish there was an index listing all of the movies mentioned in the book. There isn’t though; and since I’m an obsessive list-maker, I decided to make my own. How I Set It Up As I read the book, … Continue reading Every Movie Mentioned in Movies (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano

How to Use Downtime in iOS12 to Disconnect from Work

A recent episode of “Tech News Briefing” from the Wall Street Journal details the disappointing truth of the modern 24/7 work culture. On the podcast, Matthew Kitchen outlines the slow evolution of our constant connectivity — from the first cell phones to those annoying red notification icons on today’s smartphone — and the fear we experience at the thought … Continue reading How to Use Downtime in iOS12 to Disconnect from Work

Why It’s Time to Purge Your Facebook Friends

There was a time not so long ago when we all engaged in a social media arms race. We indiscriminately added friends on Facebook and followed accounts on Twitter with reckless abandon. But we, the early adopters of these new technologies, were young, and we didn’t know better. Now we’ve matured and settled into these … Continue reading Why It’s Time to Purge Your Facebook Friends

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