Hey there, welcome to my little website all about me. My name is Tyler, and I like pretty much all things related to technology, science, nature, and the humanities. I'm the type of person who will go on a 25 mile backpacking trip one weekend and then finish a website side project while binge watching documentaries the next. The purpose of this website is to showcase my expertise in order to attract potential advisory positions, joint ventures, collaborators, and professional friends. The lighthearted nature of my words here is an honest reflection of my personality.
I am the oldest son of a corporate banker turned local gadget shop owner father, and an aesthetically gifted interior designer mother. Being immersed in either technology, creativity, or both has been a constant throughout my life. I often find myself devising ways to dissect and improve the underlying process of whatever I'm focusing on at the moment, while also remaining open and receptive to changes or criticism. This mindset has led me to experience a wide variety of things and to acquire a multitude skills.
May 2018 to Present
LeafList is a peer-to-peer reputation and networking platform built for cannabis industry professionals to establish trust and transparency. Responsible for implementing go-to-market strategy by overseeing development, implementing advertising and sales initiatives, and driving initial user acquisition. Currently overseeing all operations tasks as well as nurturing partner and investor relationships.
January 2009 to Present
Ongoing freelancer side gigs. Sold, created, and delivered hundreds of various website, graphics,print, UX/UI, and creative consulting projects throughout the years for a wide variety of people and companies in different industries.
August 2015 to May 2018
WebAct provides web design and development services on the Duda website builder platform plus PPC and SEO marketing services for SMBs. First long term employee, eventually became a sweat equity holder. Wore lots of hats, from design/development/project management to support/HR/WFM/IT to billing/partners/sales. Mainly hired, trained, and managed the design team and all design projects, as well as customer relations. Spearheaded implementation of B2B web design fulfillment partner program.
September 2012 to August 2015
Clean Slate Preservation is a preservation and property management company that services and maintains foreclosure and rental real estate assets. Managed dozens of subcontractor crews, daily work order flow and submissions, job quality assurance, multiple website projects, and office IT. Occasionally worked in the field on various clean up and construction projects.
May 2009 to April 2011
Inbound tech support call center for internet and phone services. Became adept at customer service, deescalation, and troubleshooting technical issues. Selected for special vocal analytics project due to high performance.
Class of 2007
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Currently enrolled self-education courses
The ability to have vision while knowing what resources and timing are needed to accomplish that vision is what being an entrepreneur is all about. This is what I studied at Flagler College and what I try to exemplify on a daily basis.
The heartbeat of any business is its day-to-day operations. Having ran operations for 3 different companies, I have become adept at planning for the future, learning from the past, and staying agile in the present all at the same time.
Going hand in hand with operations, this is the strategy and implementation of how a business survives and continues to grow. I have created and enacted monetization strategies, sales initiatives, and other revenue generating methods.
The driving force behind how a company is perceived and who they attract as a customer is a result of marketing. I have been directly involved in several aspects of marketing from planning to creatives to implementation to analytics.
A broad term, but I have broad knowledge in tech; from fixing and building PCs to running ethernet lines to running web servers and building websites. I can at least read most code, I can write front end (HTML/CSS/JS), and I am learning C# and Python.
Being nearly obsessed with aesthetics, usability, organization, and logic adds a layer of quality on top of nearly everything I do; from how software functions and looks to how an employee interacts with a customer and everything in between.
Websites are one of my favorite creative mediums. The first website I ever made was on Geocities when I was 13. Since then I have designed and created hundreds of websites for a wide variety of companies in different industries.
I have been told that I am an idea person. My best ideas are usually ones that improve something that already exists. Innovation comes organically to me; the more I am immersed in an environment, the more I will naturally improve it.
This is an aspect of web design, but it's also its own beast. My recent experience in the SaaS field has ignited a passion for creating high quality user experiences and intuitive interfaces, which I communicate through effective design.
Written content is one of the most important aspects of a multitude of areas, especially marketing and user experience. I have always enjoyed writing and the process of it, from poetry to ad copy to lyrics to website content.
I can play a few instruments, can record them, and can mix and produce those recordings. While I can perform the technical parts of music making and production well, I very much prefer to improvise without judgement or permanence.
When I was a teenager, I used to create computer games using Klik N Play, and also designed levels and mods for several popular games at the time. Recently I am getting back into it, and I am currently taking a course in Unity.
"Tyler is a leader in the workforce, owning his management role at WebAct and taking the company to new heights. Throughout my time there we gained a large number of clients, projects, and even services performed and Tyler was able to navigate the staffing and project flow to ensure high quality and timely work was completed. His organization was unparalleled and he was able to keep on top of the fast work pace while still keeping in contact with any client inquiry at any time of day. He is also fun to work with, easy to talk to, and cares a lot about his employees."
"Tyler is a true leader in the professional work field. During my time at WebAct with Tyler, he managed and excelled in a wide variety of departments. These departments ranged anywhere from design team management and project management, to IT support, to client interactions. Tyler is very knowledgeable in everything that he does, and always took the time to thoroughly explain any questions that his clients or team would ask. I can confidently say that Tyler will continue to excel in any position, and for any company that he is part of."
"Tyler was for years an integral part of my online development, focusing on the production of multiple streams of passive leads. He developed personalized programs to reduce repetitive computer actions and through this we were able to not only be able to maximize our staff at the time, but reduce our need for additional hires. As a coordinator for us he was able to successfully monitor multiple projects simultaneously while insuring we were able to notify our clients of additional needed work."