Tyler grew up in the small town of Fairview, Alberta, graduating from Fairview High School with honors. From there, he moved to Edmonton and attended the University of Alberta graduating from the Faculty of Business with distinction. Tyler continued his studies at the University of Alberta obtaining his law degree in 2001. After a year of articling with a mid-size firm in Edmonton, Tyler was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta as a practicing member in 2002. In 2003 Tyler returned to the Peace Country and began his tenure with Lewis & Chrenek LLP as an associate, becoming a partner with the firm a few short years later.