Today I received word that Tim Verpoorten, a pioneer in the Mac podcasting community and a man I was privileged to call my friend passed away. The photo is of Tim in 2011 at Macworld|iWorld and really captured his personality. He was always warm, friendly and willing to help.
Tim was one of the people who first inspired me to start a podcast. He was one of the original Mac Podcasters with his long-running MacReviewCast and review website Surfbits. When I ventured out into the podcasting space Tim welcomed me and was always willing to offer advice about audio equipment, microphones, recording techniques and more. I felt like I really got my "big break" in the Podcasting world when I was invited to join the MacRoundtable podcast, a show Tim co-founded.
Tim will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Alice an their family.