Hey! I'm Tim, the founder of ShayrdAir, an online platform where outdoor athletes come together to explore new sports, chase big dreams, and learn from the world's best outdoor athletes. I started ShayrdAir because training in the outdoors has helped me redefine what's possible and I want to help others do the same.
A little about me: A few years ago, I worked for a global non-profit, traveling the world and working in place 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. 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 merged my passion for training and the outdoors with a digital business model. I wanted to build a company that would teach others to find more of themselves outside, 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, a platform for outdoor athletes to come together, share ideas, and discover new heights for years to come.