Tyler was a very compassionate person who put others’ needs before his own. In high school he was the drum major for 3 years and always made time to help other band members excel in their talents. In his senior year he led the band to win CBA Class 3A to First Place Champions. Later that season, in 2009, he marched down Pennsylvania Avenue with the Pride of Windsor at President Obama’s inauguration parade. He was so proud to be an American and to have the honor of marching in front of our country’s president made him stand tall.
The BYU Marching Band became Tyler’s next musical experience after graduating from high school. He loved marching with the mellophone section at all the football games. During basketball season he traveled with the Pep Band and had a great time with Casey and Travis on the away game trips.
In 2010 Tyler went to serve a two year mission in Germany for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was during these two years that he learned to serve as Christ did. He loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and wanted to share His mission with everyone.
Upon returning from serving the people of Germany, Tyler returned to BYU and was, once again, a member of the BYU Marching Band and Pep Band. His best times in college were playing instruments and making music with his fellow musicians.
Aside from music and college, Tyler loved the outdoors. He spent time with his Dad hiking, fishing, hunting, and goofing around in the mountains. Every chance he had he would take off on a new excursion to explore God’s beautiful creation. In the summer of 2013 Tyler set off on one of his notorious expeditions to check out the back country of Utah. It was on this hike that he had an unfortunate accident and fell to his death.
Tyler’s friends and family gathered to share stories of how Tyler was an example of Christ-like disposition. Story after story was told of how he helped others get through tough times. He was always there for his friends when they needed help – whether they knew it or not. We, as his family, are keeping Tyler’s legacy alive by finding ways to help others in time of need.