Tim Costa was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He is a graduate of Joliet East High School. He earned his associate of science degree in electronics engineering technology from Joliet Junior College, his bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Northern Illinois University, and his master of business administration, specializing in technology and operations management from Lewis University.
He began his career as the Quality Assurance Manager for Joliet Metallurgical Laboratories. Currently, he is the Director of Quality for Lovejoy Inc., manufacturer of mechanical power transmission components.
Rock and roll became a part of Tim’s life in 1978 when he bought his first guitar from his guitar teacher and local musician, Gus Gutierrez. In 1981, he took his passion for music and gathered his buddies and formed the band Portrait. Today, Tim continues to play classic rock as the lead guitarist with the Junkyard Dawgs and Still Kickin’ Band. He loves to entertain the crowd and his passion for music shines through.
He is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 124, specializing in audio engineering. His passion for music has turned into a second career. And it’s true, if you do something your passionate about, you’ll never work a day in your life.