An Interview with Tim Doyle
Where are you originally from?
High Bridge, New Jersey
What is the best book you have read this year?
I'd be remiss not to mention 'Faces in the Mist', which was my first fiction novel released in 2016. It's a story I'm very proud of. Aside from that, I re-read 'Different Seasons' recently. 'Different Seasons' is a collection of short stories by Stephen King. Stephen King is just a master at character development, and this book contains two of my all-time favorite stories in 'Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption' and 'The Body' (aka Stand By Me).
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I stay very busy outside of the office. I really love to cook, so I spend a lot of time experimenting in the kitchen, and I will occasionally teach a cooking class for a group of about 8-10 friends. I also enjoy writing, which is why I completed my first fiction novel in 2016. When I'm not working, cooking or writing, you'll find me golfing, skiing, hiking, reading, or playing the guitar.
What is the best trip you have ever been on?
This is a tough question because I love to travel. Aside from my honeymoon in Brazil, I really loved spending time in the Costa Rican rainforest at the Tabacon Thermal Resort and Hot Springs. The eco-tourism opportunities in Costa Rica are amazing. The guides & locals have a passion for their country that is both inspiring and contagious.
Is there anything you would like to mention about your family, yourself, or in general?
My wife and I recently welcomed our first child, a new baby boy, Tyler, into our family.
Any podcast recommendations?
I am a huge podcast fan and listen to them daily. My favorite go-to’s include ‘Fresh Air with Terry Gross’. I really enjoy her interviews. I also thought ‘Crimetown’ was fascinating. Crimetown details real-life stories of crime and corruption in the city of Providence, Rhode Island back in the 70’s and 80’s.
What are five things you cannot live without?
I’d be in a lot of trouble if I didn’t put ‘family and friends’ first.
Creative Outlets – whether it be cooking, writing, music, etc.
My iPhone – I hate admitting that, but it’s what allows me to stay connected to my family back east.
Travel – I have a serious travel bug and love discovering new places, people, food & cultures.
Beaches/Ocean/Water - this is an interesting one for a pale-skinned Irish guy in a landlocked state. Still, my life doesn’t seem complete if I’m not able to spend time in-or-on the water at some point each year.
What is your favorite thing to do for our clients?
It's amazing to work with a client and watch them achieve a personal goal that they've worked towards for years. It can be something as simple as saving for a dream vacation or something as big as retirement. When a client realizes that a goal is finally achievable, it's an incredibly rewarding thing to be a part of.