Tyler grew up in the rural Kempton area and graduated from Tri-Point High School. He is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and the University of Illinois with a degree in Agriculture and Consumer Economics with a concentration in Farm Management. Tyler currently farms in the local area and operates a seed sales dealership in addition to his insurance agent work. He is a former territory manager for a national seed company and was a member of the Ford County Farm Service Agency County Committee, serving as chairman. He is also a member of the Kankakee County Farm Bureau Young Leaders and the Tri-Point FFA Alumni. His passion for agriculture was fueled by his involvement and success in the 4-H and FFA Organizations and was named the FFA American Star Farmer. This led him to specialize in farm property, farm liability, and crop insurance to meet the needs of his customers. Tyler resides in Clifton, IL with his wife, Hannah, who is a registered nurse and their son, Rhett.