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Tuesday, 05 January 2021 23:20

Day Job/Night Job: Tim Morgan Rescues Pits and Pursues Politics

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Tim Morgan, his wife, Penny, and daughters, Samantha and Grace, started Second Chance Ranch in St. Charles, IL, and converted an old barn into a kennel. Tim Morgan, his wife, Penny, and daughters, Samantha and Grace, started Second Chance Ranch in St. Charles, IL, and converted an old barn into a kennel.

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My father used to tell me there are two types of people in the world---drivers and passengers, participants and observers, those who do and those who don’t. Some folks lead naturally and others are more than content to watch from the sidelines.

Tim Morgan, COO at Spanesi Americas, is undoubtedly a serious driver when it comes to his life, both personal and professional.

 

When Morgan sees any type of injustice or someone in need, he acts quickly and definitively. Several factors in his life recently have led directly to his newest passions---pit bulls and local politics.

 

Morgan’s career in the collision repair industry spans 44 years as a technician, dealership body shop manager, collision repair facility owner, educator and director of collision repair at a nationally accredited technical college.

 

Twenty years ago, Morgan redirected his career when he began working for companies focusing on the distribution of structural repair equipment, holding positions as a trainer, sales director, general manager and managing director.

 

For the past eight years, he has been the COO for Spanesi Americas, a subsidiary of Spanesi SpA in Padova, Italy, that designs, develops and manufactures an entire range of body shop equipment.

 

Morgan began Second Chance Ranch, a nonprofit pet rescue organization back in 2018, when he witnessed pit prejudice and felt it was just a bunch of bull, he said.

 

He purchased a 3-acre farm and converted his barn into a kennel that can accommodate four dogs at a time. The conversion is complete and the kennels are simply awaiting final inspection, delayed due to the pandemic.

 

A beautiful black and white pit bull came into the life of Penny, Tim's wife, before she met Tim.

 

“A family friend decided to bring the girls home the runt of the litter,” he said. “She was so tiny and a little beaten up from the rest of the pups. That started everything and led to Second Chance Ranch.”

 

Now the ranch has three pits on-site in addition to Daisy---Spike, Tank and Nacho.

 

Three years ago, Morgan’s oldest daughter, Samantha, produced a short video, "The Beginning of Our Journey," as part of her junior high school English class, using...


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