Growing up on a small farm in southern Ohio, Tyler never imagined living and working as a model/actor in Los Angeles. In 2006, while playing college basketball, Tyler was approached by a modeling agency. Two weeks later he was living in NY working with clients such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Armani, and many more. Eventually splitting time between living and working in NY, Europe, and Asia.
In 2009 Tyler moved to LA to continue his career in entertainment.