Tyler grew up and graduated from High School in Alexandria, MN in 2007. After graduation Tyler attended UMD and played for the Bulldogs college baseball team for four years. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Psychology. After graduating from UMD, Tyler worked at Woodland Hills with adjudicated youth. After working with troubled students, Tyler wanted to do more to prevent kids from getting in trouble in the first place. Tyler became a youth program coordinator for IRYA in 2013. Tyler loves spending time with his wife, Mandy and daughter, Riese and enjoys being active outside.