Tim grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and loved eating Cajun and Creole gumbos. He was born deaf and was sent to various mainstream schools in the New Orleans area. During his junior year, Tim transferred to Louisiana School for the Deaf (LSD).
After graduating from Louisiana School for the Deaf in 1991, Tim was accepted by National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in Rochester, New York. He studied there from 1991 to 1997 and obtained an Associate of Science Degree in Imaging Technology. Tim then transferred to Gallaudet University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 2002 and a Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2004.
Tim was Director of Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) for 9 years under National Black Deaf Advocates. He was the first Deaf President of the Black Awareness Coordinating Committee at Rochester Institute of Technology (a hearing organization) as well as the first Deaf member and brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He was a board member of Deaf Abused Women's Network in Washington, DC. Tim was on the Administration team of the Deaf Youth Camp of Color in Stayton, Oregon. He was a conference chairperson for the 2013 National Black Deaf Advocates Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also started working as a school social worker with Georgia School for the Deaf in 2005 and got promoted to dorm director from 2009 to 2014. In Fall 2014, he is pleased to be named as Dean of Students (Student Program Administrator) for Middle/High School at Indiana School of the Deaf.
Tim is married to Stephanie Smith Albert and they have a black mixed breed Beagle/Labrador named Lucky Smith Albert.