Texas Tech University

Tim Strickland - 3rd Place - Into The Wild Photo Contest 2016


Ashley Hogan: Where was this photo taken?

Tim Strickland: The photo was taken in Sabine Lake, near Port Arthur, Texas.

AH: What inspired you to capture this particular photo?

TS: The imagine was one of a kind. The fog, combined with the sun rise and completely still water was something not normally seen.

AH: How has your interest in photography grown over time into a hobby?

TS: Honestly, constantly carrying my Iphone has allowed me to take some amazing pictures. So yes, I have started looking more for photo opportunities when I am outdoors.

AH: When did you study at Texas Tech? And what was it like at that time?

TS: I was at Tech from 1984-88. It was a great time to be in Lubbock. The Greek system was strong and the city was still mostly dry. Some of the best years of my life from which I still hold great memories and life long friends.

AH: What is your fondest memory in the department of NRM?

TS: I very much enjoyed my term as president of the Range & Wildlife Club my senior year. My fondest memory, however, was spending time near Raton, NM during the elk rut with the habitat management class taught by Dr. Bryant.

AH: What is your occupation?

TS: I am currently the managing partner of the Houston office of an international marine and energy law firm. I also am the outside General Counsel for the Coastal Conservation Association which is dedicated to coastal conservation on behalf of recreational anglers.

AH: What are your hobbies?

TS: I hunt and fish as much as I can. My other hobby is chasing after my 11 year son by coaching flag football and baseball.

tim strickland, photo contest, ttu, nrm

"Fishing into Infinity"

Photo credit: Tim Strickland

Tim Strickland graduated from TTU in 1988. He currently manages the Houston Office of the international marine and energy law firm Fowler Rodriguez and provides General Counsel for the Coastal Conservation Association.

Ashley Hogan is an assistant in the Department of Natural Resources Management. She graduated from Texas Tech with a BS in International Economics in 2016. She also works for the USDA-Agricultural Research Service.