Tyler grew up on a volcano in Portland, Oregon called Mt. Tabor. He teaches middle school physical education at a small private school while also coaching high school track and cross country, and painting houses in the summer. Seeking adventure and service opportunities, he's lived in Libya and Nepal. He and his wife Rachel thrive in the forests and mountains around the Pacific Northwest. Notable running performances include the 2nd at the Western States Endurance Run (2021), 10th at TDS/UTMB (2021), Lost Coast Trail FKT (2021), Wonderland Trail and Loowit Trail FKTs (2020), Black Canyon 100k Champion, 2nd at Javelina Jundred (2019), Cascade Crest 100 Champion (2019), Bandera 100k Champion (2019), Timberline Trail FKT (2018), Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass FKT (2018), 3rd at Sean O'Brien 100k (2018), and 3rd at Gorge Waterfalls (2017).