Tim has lived in Jefferson City, Mo. most of his life. He is a 1977 graduate of Jefferson City High School and was a member of the first State Championship football team. He also participated in track during high school. He attended Central Missouri State University, Southwest Missouri State University and the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Tim is married to Sherry Doctorian and they have one child Josie. Josie Hayden was adopted from Armenia in January of 2009.
Tim is a member of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce and the Evening Optimist. He also volunteers for several other civic causes.