Tyler's racing aspirations started at a very young age, his love for the sport had a simple start by going with his father, Joseph, to a local indoor go karting track. The karts were not very fast so it helped Tyler develop a smooth driving technique in order to maintain momentum through the corners. Over the years that technique still shines through in whatever wheel he gets behind.
Following a high speed hot lap experience with one of the instructors at what was then the Miller Motorsports Park, a fire of passion was lit in Tyler. From that point on he decided to take the steps in pursuing a career as a professional race driver.
His experience since includes being ranked amount the top karting drivers in the country with several championship wins, and competing in other series such as SCCA, NASA, WRL, AEC in Porsches, Mustangs, Cameros and open wheel cars. He has worked as lead instructor with both the Ford Performance Racing School and the Bondurant Racing School, sharing his knowledge with drivers from around the world.