Tyler was born and raised in NE Portland. He studied sociology and education at Colorado College and received his master's from the University of Oregon. Tyler thoroughly enjoys the one-on-one relationships built with youth and being able to explore the various passions that youth have over the years. Tyler loves sports (go Blazers, Thorns, and Timbers!), penguins, Pokémon, reading, frolicking with dogs, and spending time with family.