Tyler was born in Port Angeles, Washington, and is a graduate of the University of Washington. He lives in Corvallis, along with his wife Amy, their daughter, Kennedy; and son, Ethan. He enjoys jogging, golfing, skiing, traveling, and reading. He is very active in the community, serving on the board of his Rotary club, as well as being the Board President for the Vina Moses Center. He is a founder of the Corvallis Half Marathon, which has raised over $300,000 for local non-profits in the past six years.