Gaukler Pointe Communications LLC was founded in 2009 by Tim Johnson following his retirement from Wayne County.  Tim had served in key public relations, economic development and marketing communications positions for the executive and legislative branches of Wayne County government since 1990.  

Before forming Gaukler Pointe, he also operated Community Marketing Specialists, which provided PR and marketing services to local municipalities, political candidates and Detroit-area companies.   

Prior to joining Wayne County, he worked for two of the Detroit region's most prominent public relations firms and a community newspaper, the Northeast Detroiter 

Tim holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in advertising, both from Michigan State University.