Bio of Timothy Smith, Online Author, Music Producer, Musician
Left to Right: Timothy Smith, Deborah, Nathan, Kirstin (At a wedding in 2004)
I am a high school English teacher who lives in Fontana, California and works at
Montclair High School (since 1989) teaching Remedial Reading. I have been married
to the beautiful Deborah Sullens Smith since 1977. We have two great kids, Kirstin
and Nate. I got my degree at Azusa Pacific University (1973 - 1976).
Timmy Smith in the doorway of our tarpaper shack home in Larsen Bay, Alaska, January,
1955, and on the bow of the Evangel Mission Boat, Kodiak, 1956 or so
I was born in Kodiak, Alaska, and grew up in Larsen Bay and Ouzinkie. My parents
ran the Baptist mission boat Evangel from 1950 to 1964, and later (as their own boat)
from 1973 to 1978. They worked with the summer camp program at Camp Woody for the
first 20 years of its existence. Most of these web articles come from my participation
in those experiences.
Baker Cottage Baptist Mission in the 1960’s. Both my brother Kelly and I spent our
school years in Ouzinkie while our parents ran this mission. (Right) Tim Smith with
younger brother Kelly outside the Chapel in Ouzinkie Alaska, 1964
I am the owner of Tanignak Productions and its web site, tanignak.com, and produced
the Wilson McKinley's official CD releases (available at this site). I also produced,
engineered and performed on the first CD of my folk group, the Stone Table String
Band (also available at this site) and recently released several other CD’s of folk-style
music that Debbie and I recorded in the 1980’s, including our celebrated Christmas
album, “Birthday Music.” Your support is appreciated.
This site brings together my interests in Alaska history, photography and music,
and I hope you find something of interest here. Please feel free to E-mail me anytime
with comments, corrections or suggestions. (Write to: Tanignak@aol.com)
My music links are below, all produced in-house by “Tanignak Productions,” which
is my one man production company. Our own original recordings, and also the official
source for the Wilson McKinley CD reissues. Click on an image for the link.
Timothy Smith with a camera and a Grumman Goose, Catalina Island, California, 2004