For Tim Nelson, BOCO, the combined experience of studying science and being an owner and
operator of a contracting business opened the doors to his current position as the director at
Audubon Orthotic & Prosthetic Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado. In late 2002, about a year
into pursuing a degree in biochemistry, he was approached by a local O&P practitioner who
struck up a conversation and suggested that Nelson’s background offered the perfect blend for a
career in O&P. A few months after that meeting, Nelson was involved in patient care and orthotics
fabrication. “I’ve always been someone interested in, and quite adept at, building things with
my hands, and I wanted to improve people’s lives,” he said.