Tyler grew up with livestock and farming in Visalia, CA which fueled his desire to pursue a career in animal science. While attending CSU Fresno for his undergraduate degree in animal science with a pre-vet emphasis, an internship at a dairy quickly peaked his interest in nutrition. While completing graduate school at Fresno State, he worked for Cargill Animal Nutrition where he was trained for nutrition as well as completed his masters thesis on “The effect of no alfalfa and high silage based diets on the performance of high producing dairy cows.” After completing the research, he accepted a position with Virtus Nutrition LLC in 2007 as the technical service manager for the west coast and also became the national marketing director. While at Virtus Nutrition, Tyler finished his graduate degree in Dairy Science in 2008 as a Dean’s Medalist. In his role with Virtus, he actively worked along side nutritionists training them with the latest research on feeding fatty acids to dairy cows as well as conducted research, which he published in 2010. Tyler started Alpha Dairy Consulting with Joe Terrible in 2010. Along with their other colleagues, they service herds throughout the western United States. God and Family are number one in their lives and the reason they are blessed to work in the industry they do.