A few months ago we announced that we were looking to add a new writer to our blog. The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic about points and miles, be willing to work odd hours dictated by circumstance, have excellent writing skills & high attention to detail, and most of all be fun to work with. 70 people applied, and there were many fantastic candidates. Ultimately, we had to narrow the selection to just one, though, and we picked Tim Steinke.
As a team we interviewed a few top candidates over Zoom and we all agreed that Tim had just the right combination of points & miles knowledge, humor, and team-fit. Soon, on this blog, you’ll see Quick Deals authored by Tim. At first, Tim will work just 10 hours per week, but he will ramp up to 25 hours per week within a few months.
Here’s a bit about Tim, in his own words:
Ever since my first cross-country road trip as a teenager I’ve been obsessed with exploring the world. My first big journey with my wife was a 100 day round-the-world honeymoon, a trip in which I crashed the car and was stopped for speeding in every country that we visited (I think that I may still have an arrest warrant in New Zealand for an unpaid ticket, but we’ll keep that between us). Somehow, she wasn’t scared off and we’ve been uncovering every corner of the world we can ever since…although weirdly she won’t let me drive. After starting a career in the wine industry about a decade ago, I discovered the world of points and miles, thanks in no small part to “Obi Wan,” Greg The Frequent Miler himself. I’ve been captivated ever since, absolutely blown away by what’s been possible, the experiences we’ve had and how many terrific people we’ve met. We currently live in one of the few corners of Washington State where you can still MS Staples Visa Gift Cards at Safeway; we own a winery, ski after work and hike as much as our elderly knees will allow.
Please join me in welcoming Tim to the team!