Tyler was born in April of 1983, and currently resides in Gordon, NE. Born at an IHS hospital in Pine Ridge, SD he has risen from humble beginnings to become a recognized expert in his field.
Tyler attended high school in Gordon, NE where he earned a large collection of academic awards, and was a member of Who's Who Among American High School Students, and the National Honor Society.
Tyler was accepted into several Ivy League schools, and chose to attend Yale University in the fall of 2002. While attending Yale, he pursued a degree in Artificial Intelligence Programming, which was a custom degree that he had worked with the advisers at Yale to create, by combining a computer science (programming emphasis) and psychology degree into one.
Unfortunately, the cost of attending an Ivy League college put too large of a financial strain on Tyler's parents, and so he chose to transfer to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2003. While there, Tyler continued to study Computer Science and Psychology separately, hoping to double major in the two subjects.
As fate would have it though, opportunity came knocking, and Tyler chose to leave UNL before finishing a degree in order to start his own business.
Tyler was the sole-proprietor of T-Fish Technologies, a business that specialized in computer sales and service, website design and maintenance, and home theater and car audio sales and installation. All of these were fields of expertise that Tyler had self-taught, and where he was recognized as a reliable expert.
In the fall of 2009, Tyler started a position as the help desk coordinator for Gordon Memorial Health Services (GMHS), a public hospital district consisting of a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital, 2 rural health clinics, and a long-term care facility.
A little over a year after starting work at GMHS, Tyler's experience working with a broad range of healthcare provider's healthcare information systems caught the attention of the CEO, and Tyler was chosen to be the project manager of GMHS' Electronic Health Record selection and Implementation, and was promoted to EHR Project Manager.
A few short months later, Tyler was promoted again. This time to the position of Chief Information Officer.
Since taking the CIO role, Tyler has revolutionized the way that GMHS does Healthcare IT. Taking the organization from an entirely physical environment with only a single server, to one that is 95% virtualized hosting hundreds of virtual servers and clients.
With the successful achievement by GMHS of Meaningful Use, Tyler is now looking for the next big project to benefit from his expertise.