If there is one thing you need to know about Tyler, it's that he is a very passionate person. He is passionate about people. He is passionate about community. He is passionate about love. This passion collides into the various projects Tyler is involved in.
Tyler has worked in hospitality for just under 10 years and currently oversees guest experience and community engagement at Loyal Coffee; a company he owns with 5 other community members. He also participated in opening The Principal's Office, a specality coffee shop and cocktail bar in Colorado Springs. As a competitive barista, Tyler has been involved the global coffee scene and loves to connect with service professionals around the world. He believes that good hospitality is a major force of positive change in the world and through consulting he helps others create meaningful experiences in their restaurants, cafes, and businesses.
For many years, Tyler has used poetry as a way to inspire in his community. Through creative storying and passionate performances, "Poem Noise" has influenced many people throughout the world.
While you can experience some of Tyler's poetry in written form, it is best expressed in live performances. This has been done in small living room readings and at punk shows in dive bars. He has played with hip hop artists, college professors, and sometimes both rappers and professors at the same time! All that to say, wether it's in a neighborhood basement or at a large conference, Tyler's Poem Noise is creative, diverse, and moves many different people.
Through poetry, Tyler shares his personal story in an honest and vulnerable way while encouraging others to do the same. The subject matter ranges from love and spirituality, to depression and addiction, and will even cover nonviolence and the environment. Tyler has also released full non-fiction narratives in poetry. His poems often inspire hope and a sense of purpose in the lives of those he is sharing with.
He also writes often on his personal spirituality and how that impacts the life he lives in his pursuit of love, justice, and peace in the world he lives.