“Never be afraid to try something new, because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know.”
For some, the art and skill of building a website is a singular craft. It's how they create. For others, it's one of many creative paths: a DIY lifestyle that moves from websites to home wiring to other tactile crafts.
Tyler is one of those others.
He is a former Religion and Philosophy major (who, thankfully for us, transitioned to Computer Science) that made his way to South Dakota through his education at Dakota State University. He’s not a native to our home state, though — his roots began in Inwood, IA, a small town of 800. Small towns breed resourcefulness, and Tyler's got that in spades: he's not afraid to ask questions, loves learning new things, and is willing to tackle any task. As a .NET developer here at Blend, he's responsible for using all of these skills to craft solutions for both full-stack installs and one-off features.
But those DIY urges run deep. So it's no surprise that when he needs a break from the digital world, Tyler is hands-on and tactile. His two-and-a-half stall garage is slowly turning into a burgeoning woodworking shop (with the agreement that he will start his wife's car and scrape windows in the winter), and in today's screen-heavy gaming world he's more likely to dip into his board game library of nearly 90+ games.
It's that balance of digital and tactile, resourceful and eager, that makes Tyler such a great fit. (Not to mention for when we need some chairs reupholstered.)