Tyler grew up in Staples Minnesota, where he went to high school, played baseball and ran cross country. He is currently attending NDSU for a degree in human development and family science. Before college, he served in the military.

Tyler is from a family of four. His younger sister is a recent Jamestown college graduate with a nursing degree.In his spare time, Tyler really enjoys skateboarding, baseball, and boating sports such as water skiing.

“I really believe that in this life what comes around goes around. If you are truly a good person this life has a weird way of rewarding you back at the right times. I believe in doing hard work and it makes me happy to see that work pay off to help other people.”