Tyler attended High School from 1998-2002 in Bakersfield, CA. He served three years on the Associated Student Body and three years on the Varsity Soccer team. Most importantly, Tyler attended three years of drafting courses from his Sophmore year on, with an additional period as a teachers aide his Junior and Senior years.
It was during his high school years that Tyler initially taught himself AutoCAD and then mastered the craft in the classroom. The coursework also included one year of hand drafting, which Tyler completed in one semester. He was also exposed to Adobe Photoshop and 3d Studio MAX during his time at North High School.