Meet a staffer: Timothy Nott

Name: Timothy Nott.

Where and when I was born: Milwaukee, Gen X.

Education: UW-Madison, B.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing.

Family: Wife Michelle and daughter Violet.

How I came to work at FFRF: I was looking for a change in career when I heard about an opportunity for a technologist at FFRF. Days later, evangelist Franklin Graham came through town on his “Decision America” tour. I don’t believe his speech had the desired effect where I am concerned.

What I do here: I’m here to make sure our digital efforts are as effective as our legal team, our support of community activists and our print publication.

What I like best about it: I believe strongly in making decisions based on data and feel very at home at an organization brimming with people who favor proof over fantasy.

What gets old about it: Stairs. This place is riddled with stairs.

I spend a lot of time thinking about: How we can use technology to allow our members to make a bigger impact on their communities.

I spend little if any time thinking about: Wondering whether I might be drinking too much coffee.

My religious upbringing was: A fairly liberal — and therefore conflicted — brand of Catholicism.

My doubts about religion started: I started to question religion as a child once I realized all people didn’t believe the same thing. How could we all be right in our methods of telling others that they are wrong?

Things I like: Science fiction — I need a break from hard data once in a while. Coffee. My wife. My daughter. My pets. In no particular order.

Things I smite: Things that beep. Why does every electronic device have to beep and have LEDs that don’t turn off when not in use?

In my golden years: I intend to be an unappreciated artist of some sort. Retirement seems like the optimal time to do something that pays nothing.

Freedom From Religion Foundation