Tyler has a diverse background working with policy and technology in the government and healthcare industries. He has worked on higher education policy at the local, state, and federal levels, and worked with Senator Jerry Moran to promote entrepreneurship through the Startup Act legislation.

In the technology sector, he has experience building web applications from the ground up using PHP, MySQL, and LDAP in Linux environments, and has served as an author, editor-in-chief, and consultant to He currently works at Intouch Solutions in Overland Park, Kansas, where he helps pharmaceutical companies navigate the challenges of deploying digital products in a highly regulated industry, and is an adjunct instructor of informatics at Fort Hays State University.

Tyler’s graduate studies at The George Washington University focused on emerging issues of cyber security as they relate to law enforcement, intelligence, and public policy. His current research interests include cyber conflict, computer network operations, and securing systems in the healthcare industry.

2014 - 2015

The George Washington University

Master of Professional Studies, Security and Safety Leadership

Graduate Certificate:

  • Strategic Cyber Security Enforcement


2008 - 2013

Fort Hays State University

Bachelor of Science, Information Networking and Telecommunications


  • Internetworking
  • International Studies
  • Justice Networking
2017 - Present

Merck & Co

Senior Specialist, IT Client Services

Develop and execute strategy to modernize digital marketing and business systems across Merck Animal Health’s North American operations.

Responsible for oversight of all MAH branded websites in the US market.

Serve as a subject matter expert on web, mobile, and emerging technologies.

2015 - Present

Fort Hays State University

Adjunct Instructor

Courses taught:

  • INT 490: Capstone in Informatics
  • INT 651: Advanced Web Development
2013 - 2017

Intouch Solutions

Business Systems Analyst

Healthcare-focused digital advertising agency


  • Solicit and document business, data, and infrastructure requirements from client and supporting teams.
  • Craft and present solid solution options to meet client business objectives.
  • Author wireframes with a concern for platform specific usability. Author system requirements specifications and provide build support to development and quality assurance.
  • Collaborate with project teams to review project inputs and implement target solution.
  • Research and stay current on technology trends and options.
2012 - 2012

United States Senate

Legislative Intern


  • Assist legislative aides with analysis of proposed federal policies and legislation
  • Correspond with constituents who have concerns about federal policy
  • Promote the Startup Act 2.0 legislation to various stakeholders
  • Research science and technology policy innovation
2009 - 2012

Fort Hays State University

President, Student Government Association


  • Lead over 40 Student Senators and staff members
  • Develop strategic plans to improve community and business collaboration
  • Local, state and federal government relations on education public policy
  • Responsible for management of 4 staff members
  • Oversee budget distribution of over $700,000
2007 - 2008

Twotrees Technologies

Web Developer


  • Plan, design, develop, secure, test, and support custom web services
  • Linux / Windows 2003 server administration, database administration
  • Technology Specialties: PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, LDAP, BASH, Apache
2004 - 2008



  • Over 75 technical articles or newsletters published
  • Topics included internet security, web server administration and tutorials
  • Managed worldwide team of authors
  • Edited the PCMech Build Your Own PC Book
  • Wrote weekly newsletter, sent to audience of over 7,000