Tim Vandenberg placed 2nd at the 2009 US Championship in Washington, D.C. Tim is a 6th grade teacher from Apple Valley, CA, and he is known for teaching & sharing his education & data-analysis approach to the MONOPOLY game with his students and others, nationwide.

Tim and his students were featured in a CBS National News story on the history of Monopoly here:

Tim speaks on the educational benefits of MONOPOLY in the classroom here:

He had a follow-up interview about gamification on Spreecast here:

A hands-on, invention-based learning company interviewed Tim here:

Since 2012, Tim has run a charity fundraiser MONOPOLY tournament in Apple Valley, CA for all ages, which has grown into one of the largest annual tournaments in the United States. Learn more about that event here:

Tim's favorite token is the iron, which he used in the 2009 U.S. Championship Prelims & Finals.