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.

On my blog, you can read about my life as it relates to my work as well as what I do during non-working hours. Topics include: my experience in marketing, my views on local and national politics, my travel adventures, my self-education as an amateur photographer and more.

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, progressive 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

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

“Liberal Media” in the Era of Trump

How do you appease those who wish to destroy you? More importantly, why would you try? This is the uphill battle we’ve watched the establishment of American news media wage for the attention of the conservative voting bloc, which has returned the favor most commonly with unrequited loathing. Brian Beutler argues on Crooked.com that it’s … Continue reading “Liberal Media” in the Era of Trump

My Wholly Unqualified and Unscientific Oscar Predictions, 2018

For the first time in my life, I’ve seen all of the nominees for Best Picture before the Academy Awards actually take place. I joined MoviePass in late 2017 and have been a movie theater denizen since. I’m not really a film buff; I’m just taking advantage of MoviePass in a way that probably worries … Continue reading My Wholly Unqualified and Unscientific Oscar Predictions, 2018

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