Tyler was born and raised underneath a mountain of snow in Rochester, NY. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in English Literature from Nazareth College where he was a four-year student athlete in basketball and his Masters in Fine Arts in Poetry from Emerson College in Boston. Before embarking into teaching Tyler took a brief foray into the music world and toured around the U.S. multiple times, with brief stints in Germany and the U.K. with his band. Tyler is absolutely ecstatic to get back to pursuing his passion of being a mentor and teacher to young minds. You will find Tyler singing to himself, making strange noises, and in general being too excited over language and expression.