Tim Hougland is an optometrist currently practicing in Jefferson City, Missouri. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 2011, where he lived in a converted nunnery for the majority of his academic career. Before attending optometry school, he earned a Bachelors degree in Biological Science from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He held a wide variety of part-time jobs during and preceding this time period, including bakery sales clerk, church office manager, landscaper, video store clerk, and industrial marker assembly worker.
He resides in Columbia, Missouri with his wife, Nikki, and their two cats, Nova and Nebula. In his spare time he enjoys running (5Ks, half-marathons, etc.), reading (favorite authors include David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, Jonathan Franzen, Stephen Jay Gould), beer tasting (IPAs, RISs, etc.), and making parenthetical statements (go figure).