Tim Moser, agriculture teacher at Lund High School, has been named Lions Club teacher of the month for January. He was nominated by Lund principal Jolynn Maynard.
“I have officially been a teacher for a year and a half but I feel like I have been a teacher all my life,” said Moser. “It just took me a while to find the profession. As a teacher I have many hats to wear, along with teaching a wide range of ages and subjects. I also am the FFA Advisor, a volunteer fire fighter, Junior Livestock Committee member, local Boy Scout master, and a member of the Lund Rodeo Association. “
Maynard said in her nomination of Moser, “In during the 2012-2013 school year, our former Ag teacher resigned to pursue a ranching career, so I was looking for a replacement the end of May and first of June. Mr. Dolezal and I interviewed a couple of candidates and actually offered one man a contract for the 2012-13 school year. This person accepted and signed a letter of intent. I anxiously awaited his arrival, but when July came and I had not heard anything from this gentleman, I became worried and knew that he was not going to show up. Since he had signed a letter of intent I could not look for any other Ag teachers until Aug/ 1. I was pretty worried to say the least.
Julie and Ted Heggie were at an Ag teacher training or convention the first of August. Julie knowing of my dilemma and since she was surrounded by Ag teachers, she called me and said to check out this Ag teacher they had met and really liked. This teacher of course was Mr. Moser who thought he had been hired by a high school in Carson City, but that had fallen through at the last minute. So I called and talked with Tim and he actually came for an interview on his way home from the convention. I looked over his resume and told him about our community, showed him the school, shop and greenhouse and asked if he was interested in the job. Horticulture is very special to Mr. Moser and he liked the greenhouse. The rest is history.”
In 2005, Moser graduated from USU with a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture Science. He moved to Seattle, Wash. ,with his wife and family where he worked for Signature Landscape Company as a Crew Leader. While there he became a certified Horticulture Technician, and a Certified Arborist. After working in Washington for a year he then moved my family back to Logan, Utah to work for Anderson Seed and Garden as the Lead Landscape Technician. While working for Andersons, Moser helped grow their landscape division by starting up a lawn mowing division and a tree pruning division.
“Things were going well but I wanted more,” Moser explained. “So I went back to school and graduated from USU in 2012 with second bachelors in Ag Education. My wife, four children and I have lived in Lund, Nevada ever since.”