Tim Dilliplane is originally from northeast Pennsylvania. He received both his bachelorís and masterís degrees from West Virginia University in the early 1980's. He worked as a soil specialist in North Carolina for six years with the North Carolina Department of Health, Environment, and Natural Resources. He has worked as a soil scientist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service for the past 23 years. As a soil scientist in West Virginia, Tim has served as project leader for the Jackson and Mason Counties soil survey update and update work in the northern panhandle in West Virginia. From teaching children about soil at agricultural field days to assisting the planning and completion of soil survey activities in the Eastern Allegheny Plateau and Mountains, Tim has advanced the field of soil science in the state of West Virginia in many ways.