Tim O'Hara grew up the youngest of 5 kids in upstate NY and has a degree in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. He served as an Agribusiness Volunteer in Uruguay with the United States Peace Corps in the early-to-mid 1990s, working to promote sustainable agriculture, was gainfully employed in the corporate world in various capacities for large agribusiness in the early and late 1990s, and enjoyed a few years working as an outdoor adventure travel guide in Mexico, Canada and the United States in the early 2000s.

Tim is a trained Wilderness First Responser, builder and educator with a vast array of interests and experiences related to living sustainably.  He founded Rancho Mastatal with his partner Robin in 2001, acts as the Vice-President of a small non-profit organization named the Mastate Charitable Foundation, and is the father of a lovely daughter Sole.  Tim speaks fluent Spanish and has traveled extensively throughout Latin America. His interests include soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, woodworking, kayaking, skiing and lacrosse (in past days), reading, education, local economies, sustainable living, family and community.