When Tim did an impersonation of John Wayne ('The Duke') for his 6th grade geography class, he didn't realize that it was actually a preview of things to come. Well, sort of. Since then, Simek's celebrity impersonations have evolved along with numerous co-starring & supporting roles in film and network/cable television, almost two decades of improv performances, several years of stand-up comedy, various awards as a public speaker and the creation of Slow...Children at Play in 1998. Simek considers S...CAP as his extended 'family' and feels honored to be the group's founder, producer and director. Because he believes laughter is very healing, Simek continues his role as a dynamic and supportive improv instructor, facilitating classes for actors and non-actors allowing everyone to explore and enhance their creative skills. As he strives to improve his golf game, Simek knows that his sense of humor is a blessing.