Growing up playing soccer, Tyler thought; “What better way to get in shape for soccer than to run high school track?” In his first high school track meet in 2002, Tyler ran a 4:56 mile in a dual meet and instantly began to love running. It was that same year that he began to love the simplicity in the fact that consistency, dedication, positivity, and a strong inner belief can lead to extraordinary results and accomplishing lofty goals, and he continues to love that simplicity of the sport today.
He ended up switching from soccer to cross country and track and ended his high school career with a still-standing school and PIAA District XI record 9:13 3200m. In college, he improved each year and culminated his Penn State running career by earning All-American honors in the 10k in 2010, his final race in Penn State uniform.
After graduating with a BS and MS in Meteorology, Tyler moved from State College, Pennsylvania to Boulder, Colorado to finish his Ph.D. and shift his running to competitively on the roads. In his first marathon in 2010, Tyler ran 2:17 and qualified for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. Since then, he’s been steadily competing on the roads, in races from the mile to the marathon, with highlights of earning a 2nd place finish at the 2017 USA Marathon Championships and competing in three Olympic Marathon Trials.
Off the track, Tyler is a husband to his wife, Kristin, and a father to his son, Levi. In his professional career, Tyler is a Data Scientist at E Source, providing advanced analytics to help utilities make better decisions to improve reliability.