Board of Directors

Tim Brinkman


Tim Brinkman is originally from Blue Earth, MN. He graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in mass communications and a minor in economics. He currently serves as CEO and general manager of Garden Valley Telephone Company; a position he has held since June 2015. Prior to joining the Garden Valley team, he was the business operations manager for Park Region Telephone. Brinkman has held several leadership roles in a variety of service groups, including Sertoma, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce offices as well as Economic Development Authority offices.

"I am a firm believer in giving back to the community I live in,'' he shared. "Without volunteers, small communities would not be able to survive and thrive...Along with communications companies and schools, hospitals are the lifeblood of any community. I can think of no better way to begin my involvement than by being accepted to serve on a board for a respected health care organization such as RiverView Health.''

Brinkman and his wife Christine reside near Erskine. They have five children.