Tell us a little bit about where you’re from and where you went to school: I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. I originally went to Illinois Institute of Technology during my freshman year to play baseball. After needing elbow surgery during my freshman season, I decided to call it quits on baseball and transfer to the University of Iowa. I graduated from Iowa in 2018.
What drew you to this profession? I love a challenge. I’ve always had a knack for problem-solving.
What types of projects have you worked on? I’ve worked on the restoration of numerous parking garages, building facades, plazas, and the demolition of a large warehouse.
What’s your get-pumped song? “Let’s Go” – Run The Jewels
What do you like to do in your free time? I’m obsessed with weightlifting. I work out daily, so I’m not sure it’s even considered “free time” anymore. I also love fishing, golfing, going to concerts, and playing Xbox.
Have you read any good books lately? I’m not a big reader, but I listen to a wide variety of interesting podcasts like the Joe Rogan Experience.
What does your ideal vacation look like? A warm beach, a cold drink, and zero worries.
What was your first job? I worked at a company that delivered the bags of ice to stores or gas stations.
When I’m creatively stuck, I … Take a break.
What would be impossible for you to give up? The gym. I was told to take 2-3 weeks off after having my appendix removed last year. I was back in the gym 5 days later doing anything I could.
Any interesting facts about yourself that you’d like to share? I met and talked to some players from the Indianapolis Colts on the dance floor of a random bar in Nashville.
Who or what inspires you? My parents inspire me. They always put everyone else first.
Everyone at WGI has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours? I joined WGI because it seemed like a perfect fit where I can continue to expand my knowledge and learn under great leaders.
Thanks for your time, Tyler. We’re excited to have you as part of the WGI team!
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