Things here at Dime Bags are constantly changing – we’re always looking to grow, improve, and stay the best in the industry. To kick off 2019, we’d like to introduce to you our new President, Timothy Felkner! Last week, we sat down with Timothy to ask him about himself and his thoughts on Dime Bags and the industry as a whole.
Q: Let’s start with where you came from. What is your background in?
A: My background is in operations, business management, and hospitality. I’ve opened six restaurants and owned three. I also owned a consulting company where I consulted for Dime Bags a few years ago. The contract went well, so here I am!
Q: We’re happy to have you here with us now! What is your title for Dime Bags and what do you do for the company?
A: My title is President, but I don’t much care for titles. My job is to make sure everything runs smoothly and that we are planning for the future. I make sure to hire a great team and give everyone the tools and training they need to do their job well. I try to create an environment that is fun and relaxed – I want us to enjoy coming to work, and still get a lot of work done.
Q: Why were you interested in joining Dime Bags?
A: I’ve always enjoyed this industry and watched as it started blossoming many years ago. I think it’s a lifestyle thing. I’ve always imagined what it would be like to be Lewis and Clark exploring new lands. Well, here are a bunch of people getting together and exploring a new industry together. How exciting to be on the cutting edge! And that’s what Dime Bags is to me and all of our followers: a brand that is on the cutting edge of an industry, developing new products with our customers in mind.
Q: What quality do you have that best contributes to Dime Bags?
A: I am an entrepreneur and inventor. I like coming up with new ideas and seeing them through. That’s why I think I’m a good fit here – Dime Bags is all about innovation and bucking trends.
Q: So, what are your goals for Dime Bags?
A: To make the best bag. Period!
Q: What are you most excited for in 2019?
A: I can’t release all of our secrets, but we have several new bags I’m really excited to launch! We’ll also partner with more talent – from artists and musicians to surfers and skaters. It should be a fun year.
Q: What’s your favorite bag and why?
A: I love the Backpack. I tried out messenger bags for years, but there’s nothing like a good backpack to carry all of your goods safely. Especially with how active I am, it’s a perfect fit on-the-go!
Q: Why do you support the cannabis movement?
A: I think everyone should have the freedom to consume what they want, how they want, and when they want. It’s about true freedom to me. It’s also such a miracle plant! I think when we get it out in the norm, we will finally be able to study its full potential.
Q: What does the future of cannabis look like to you?
A: I think it will be as normal as coffee or alcohol. You’ll walk into a corner coffee shop or bar and boom! There it is. And that’s how it should be. I think we will continue to get creative on how and where it is consumed.
Q: What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
A: I love to rock climb and do yoga. Any chance I get I’m outdoors – hiking, backpacking, biking… you name it!
Q: What quote best describes you?
A: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein.
Basically, our new president is pretty freakin’ cool. The Dime Bags team can’t wait to see what this new year has in store for us, and we’re excited to keep bringing you the best of the best.