Tim Oliphant is the Media Director here at Kanakuk. He is a contender on American Gladiator this season and his first episode is airing this Monday at 7:00 pm on NBC. I was asked by the Texas A&M newspaper The Battalion to talk about what it's like working with Tim Oliphant. Here is what I said.
I have the great privilege of having Tim Oliphant on my Team in the Marketing Department at Kanakuk Kamps. Tim is a truly creative person. I would describe him as deeply loyal, extremely positive, and a natural story teller. He sees the best in people and wants to share their stories with others. I can especially speak to his skills as a videographer and video editor. His background as a Kamp counselor and his great way with people give him a special ability to interview people and make them feel comfortable. In his video work he uses his strength of communication to take viewers into stories and engage them with more than flashy graphics and creative transitions; he weaves stories together that you both see and feel.
On top of all that he’s just a great guy to be around. We are big fans of Tim and support him 100% in his run to be the American Gladiator champion. The taping of the show and all the things that go with that have taken a lot of time, but Tim just works harder to get his job done. American Gladiator won’t change Tim, it will make him even more focused, stronger, and able to lead those he works with.
For his closest coworkers the best thing about Tim’s American Gladiator experience has to be the one-liners. We are having so much fun razzing him about it and he enjoys it too. I know Tim’s hope in being on the show was that he would have a great experience, win, talk about Kanakuk, but mostly share the joy of living a life with Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord.
If you want more Tim Oliphant news including his video thoughts on each episode go to the website: www.kanakuk.com/tim .
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I'll add one thing to all that: Tim of course is supposed to keep the results of the tapings of the show secret. Despite the constant peppering of tricky questions from us he has done so well and I think he must say "You'll have to watch and see." in his sleep. Way to go Tim!
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