Tilman holds an associate degree in viticulture and oenology, and is a vineyard and winery specialist, providing services ranging from site assessment and conceptual design through to winemaking supervision and wine evaluation.
At First Leaf, Tilman uses his local and international experience and technical skills to seek out and evaluate vineyard sites, build business plans, and design vineyard winery operations. He also advises on ecological and organic grape production, and wine production design.
His professional affiliations include:
- American Society of Viticulture and Enology
- Weinsberg (LVWO) Alumni
Tilman’s volunteer activities include:
- Cittaslow Cowichan Bay Board of Directors
- Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCMSAR) Cowichan unit
- Crews on a racing sailboat on a bi-weekly basis