Tyler was born in Eugene, Oregon. He grew up in Vancouver, Washington attending GracePoint Christian Church. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Economics. Tyler is passionate about students of all ages and is devoted to fostering an environment of discipleship at GracePoint. He believes in the power of having a large empowered ministry staff and sees the Sponsors as a vital part of this ministry. He loves hiking with his black lab, playing competitive sports, watching his Oregon Ducks, and just laughing at things with people he loves. He serves as a Board Member for Go Inc. and loves taking students out of their comfort zone to build homes in Mexico every summer.