Tyler grew up on Bainbridge Island Just outside of Seattle, Washington. Both his parents being avid skiers Tyler was on skis at a very early age and spent through high school exploring the backcountry around Alpental Washington. Upon graduation Tyler moved to Bellingham for college. During college he amassed hundreds of days in the heavy bountiful powder of Mt. Baker. Degree in hand, Tyler immediately sought bigger mountains and dryer snow. Jackson Hole proved to be his new stomping grounds. Since 2004 rarely a winter day passes with out finding Tyler either ripping around the resort, hiking to the numerous lift-accessed backcountry or out on his sled exploring the mountains of Wyoming.
Not only is Tyler a top-level skier, he has dove head first into speed flying world. Armed with his wing and a pair of skis it’s not uncommon to see him charging close out lines all over the Jackson area.
During the summer months you can find him flying hundreds of people each year as a tandem paragliding pilot for Jackson Hole Paragliding. He also enjoys wakeboarding, camping, and pretty much any other outdoor adventure he comes across. He lives his life by his favorite quote "I pretty much have more fun on a day to day basis than anyone else I know"