Tyler has more than a decade of experience in elementary and secondary education and youth programming. Most recently, Tyler served as director of School Age Programs for the Greater Missoula YMCA. He previously served as an elementary and secondary English teacher at a number of public and private schools in western Montana. He also spent six years as a pre-school teacher at the University of Montana pre-school. He graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction.