Tyler graduated in 2020 with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Management at the USU-Uintah Basin Vernal campus. He is now pursuing a Master's degree in Toxicology. As an undergraduate student, Tyler was involved in research to reintroduce the endangered black-footed ferret and a project to conduct wildlife surveys via drone. He also received the Anadarko student research fellowship as an undergraduate and conducted air quality research, helping to build and monitor measurement instrumentation and using a drone to improve atmospheric models and create a vertical profile of Uintah Basin temperature inversions. His graduate research involves developing and deploying new instrumentation to measure atmospheric mercury at ultra-trace levels in the remote atmosphere.