Tyler was hired as Executive Director on April 6, 2020. He joined United Way of DeKalb County as a volunteer serving on the Community Impact Committee in December 2015. Tyler later Co-Chaired the committee and served as a United Way of DeKalb County Board member, eventually becoming the Board Vice-President in July 2019.
Before joining United Way of DeKalb County full-time, Tyler was an Agency Owner with Shelter Insurance in Auburn. He opened that office in September 2015, after moving back to DeKalb County after twelve years away. Prior to returning to DeKalb County, Tyler worked in College and Professional basketball from April 2005 - April 2015. Tyler earned his Bachelor of Science degree and later his Master of Arts degree, both from Ball State University. Prior to attending Ball State, he graduated from DeKalb High School in 2000.
Tyler is very active in DeKalb County, serving on multiple non-profit boards, while also coaching basketball at DeKalb High School. Tyler and his wife Courtney have four children: Dawson, Cooper, Scout, and Emmitt.
"I moved back home so my family and I could make a lasting change in DeKalb County. When we first moved back here, I knew I wanted to get involved and help my community but was not sure how, until I joined the Community Impact Committee in 2015. United Way of DeKalb County was the first organization I got involved in, and I am very excited to help lead this amazing organization into the future, and to make a lasting impact on DeKalb County. DeKalb County continues to live out our motto to LIVE UNITED!"