Tyler joined CLF in March 2023 as a peer support coordinator. Tyler’s passion for education, human development, and mental health care sparked early in high school while serving as a volunteer for students with moderate-to-severe emotional and learning disabilities. Tyler continued this work through college as a high school instructional aide and assisted living facilitator while completing his bachelor’s in child and adolescent development at Cal State Fullerton.
Tyler began his career as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) providing therapy to children, teens, and adults with an emphasis on Adaptive Behavior Analysis (ABA), socioemotional development, and peer interaction. Tyler worked throughout Southern California at Children’s Learning Connection, Stepping Stones Group, and Preferred Healthcare Fullerton as an allied health professional. In these roles, Tyler provided direct care to students and patients, facilitated group learning activities, and trained educators throughout the school district to implement ABA within the classroom.
Growing up Tyler played any sport that had a ball, but soccer was his passion. He has played competitive soccer as a goalie since age six. After several injuries, including two concussions, collegiate-level soccer was no longer an option. It instead became a competitive hobby as he picked up other activities including going to the gym and dancing. He loves staying active and getting fresh air. He is excited to continue his career helping those in need as a peer support coordinator.