My name is Tim Donovan. I am the Founder of ShayrdAir. I grew up in Morristown, New Jersey and lived in China for several years. While working for a non-profit, I traveled the world and worked in places like India, Malawi, and Jordan. Leading teams in remote, low-resource environments, I developed a drive to explore and find new ways to solve problems.
I later moved to New York City to pursue an MBA at Columbia. To quiet my mind and find direction, I have always relied on fitness. Uninspired by gyms in New York, I connected with a fitness community in Central Park. Rain, snow, or shine, they taught me how to take my training outdoors. Compared to exercising inside, I looked better, thought clearer, and was more motivated to keep going.
Realizing the value of this experience, I decided to merge my passion for outdoor fitness with a digital business model. I wanted to build a company that would teach others, the same way my community in Central Park taught me. To represent the spirit of camaraderie, adventure, and optimism that I experienced, I named the collective ShayrdAir, an online platform for outdoor athletes to come together, share ideas, and discover new heights for years to come.