Tyler was born during the cold winter in one of the greatest cross-country ski locations this side of the pond. His upbringing included many an opportunity to visit the great Alaskan outdoors. Few roads exist in Alaska, but as the son of a bush pilot, Tyler was lucky enough to travel around the state by air and visit many particularly stunning landmarks. He also spent time in his mother’s Native village, Kiana, finding his roots and appreciating the expansive wilderness.
Tyler was definitely in the right place at the right time, with many opportunities to develop as a skier. Though participating in other sports like soccer he soon made the decision to focus on skiing and commit to training with Alaska Winter Stars at age 12. Skiing under coach Jan Buron, Tyler began to blossom as an athlete and slowly moved up the ranks as a junior. Though there are many factors that have brought Tyler to where he is today, being involved with Jan and Alaska Winter Stars was the most important.
Immediately after high school, Tyler made the bold decision to go to college and ski for the University of Alaska Fairbanks for four years. He graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in 2013.
Soon after graduating, Tyler began his professional ski career by joining his hometown’s elite program, the APU Nordic Ski Team. Tyler is excited at the prospect of training and racing with APU. He looks forward to the many superb opportunities, especially the knowledge and power of a highly skilled coach and an elite group of skiers.