2020- present: Power4Flight-Mechanical/ Propulsion Engineer
2018- present: Bingen Volunteer Fire Department-Firefighter
2013-2020: CloudCap Technology-Mechanical Engineer
2011-2013: Insitu-Mechanical Engineer
2008-2010: Central Washington University-Graduate assistant and instructor
2007-2011: Hobart Machined Products-Machinist
Summers 2003-2011: WA State Department of Natural Resources- Wildland Firefighter
Education, Central Washington University
2010, MS – Engineering Technology
2008, BS – Mechanical Engineering Technology
2008, Minor – Physics
Kiteboarding; motorcycles; snowboarding; fishing; kayaking; backpacking; home brewing; off-road vehicles; mountain biking; mushroom hunting; gardening.
Tyler’s 14 years of work experience gives him a comprehensive approach to UAS mechanical systems including payload, airframe, and propulsion. He started his career as a machinist and graduate assistant during college. In the summers he fought wildfires for the WA state DNR as an engine crewmember, helicopter crewmember and helicopter manger. After graduating, he worked for Insitu on the RQ-21A Blackjack’s airframe team focusing on structural V&V testing for the STUAS program. During his 8 years at CloudCap Technology, he worked on the development of several of the TASE gimbals with a primary focus on mechanical dynamics, laser systems, and productization. Tyler’s current role at Power4Flight involves mechanical design, integration, reliability, and manufacturability of the various propulsion systems.