The Society for Commercial Archeology is thrilled (amazed, astonished, astounded …) to welcome Tim O’Brien, recently VP of Communications for Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, to the SCA Board of Directors.

Tim has been interested in non-mainstream pop and roadside culture for several decades. During his professional career, Tim was senior editor for Amusement Business magazine, a business to business trade publication, covering the amusement park, fair, carnival, circus and sideshow industries, for 18 years. After that he served as VP of Communications for Ripley’s Believe it or Not! for 12 years. He was the corporation’s media voice, and cartoon editor. He also booked sideshow talent into the Ripley venues worldwide, and for the last five years, produced and cohosted the Ripley’s Believe if or Not! radio show, The Oddcast.

Tim currently owns and operates a small book publishing company, Casa Flamingo Literary Arts, which he founded in the 90s to publish his own books as well as amusement industry memoirs of others. In all, Tim has has published more than 5,000 articles, 3,000 photos and 17 books over his amazing career.

On behalf of the board and all our members, we look forward to traveling the odd roads Tim is certain to lead us down.

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