Tim became interested in dual line kite flying in 1987 when he and his roommate Ken Mueller bought their first kites. Living very close to a large open field in the Callingwood area of Edmonton, he had many opportunities to fly. In 1995, after marrying his wife Shauna and moving to Airdrie, Alberta, Tim found that the chinook winds were conducive to kite flying. In Airdrie, he met Bud “The Kite Guy”, and became friends. Through Bud’s friendship over the years, Tim has collected numerous kites, for almost every type of wind. In 2000, Tim was blessed with his son, Connor, who, at the ripe age of 3 months, attended his first kite festival. This family loves kiting!! They have attended numerous kite festivals annually; “The Children of the Wind” festival in Pincher Creek, Alberta in July as well as “Kites Over Callingwood” in Edmonton on the Labour Day long weekend. In 2003, Tim moved his family to Devon, Alberta for work and to be closer to his aging parents. Their yard at home is full of wind toys and colour. Tim also assisted in organizing “Kites Over Callingwood” for a couple of years and in 2007, made his first visit to “Windscape” as a spectator. The Filtz family is very pleased to have been invited back to Windscape and for Tim to be included with the elite flying demonstrators in 2009.