Tim Benvenuti

What I Love:

People! I love talking to people about ideas, passions, or just the word of the day. I love working with my hands and spending time outside. I love to travel and cook (and eat). I can appreciate a well-made espresso anytime. And of course, I love my wife, our two dogs, our happy little house… oh, and the Hawkeyes!

Riding with TT Since:

2021

Trek Travel Role:

Guide Housing and Travel Coordinator

My Favorite Ride:

Ragbrai coming into Iowa city. The crowd was electric. I hope to do the full ride across Iowa in my lifetime.

My Rides:

They change frequently, but currently - Salsa Fargo Rival, Specialized Allez, 1988 Schwinn World Sport.

Nickname:

Timmy, T-bone, Johnny Pinto

Education:

BA - Health Sciences & Human Physiology, University of Iowa

Current Home:

Madison, WI

Languages:

American Sign Language! (conversing with a native signer is one of my favorite things in the world)

In My Previous Life:

Most recently, I was the general manager for a specialty coffee shop here in Madison, WI - but over the past decade I have had the pleasure of working for a craft brewery in Milwaukee, the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.