For three decades, Tyler has served as a social entrepreneur and trusted advisor to philanthropies, health systems, governments, NGO's and collaborative partnerships working to improve the health of people and places. His work in the public, private, non-profit and civic sectors has included initiatives with more than 400 communities and organizations in the United States and internationally.

Tyler's mission is to improve human wellbeing, via the sustained vitality of natural, built, food, economic and social environments. His work has historically focused in three areas:

  • Human flourishing and potentiation across the life span by creating healthy community environments that result in mental, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing.
  • Designing, sustaining, and measuring the impact of community collaborations and investments that revitalize participatory democracy, drive equitable prosperity and effectively address complex population health, place-making and sustainability issues.
  • Advancing public and private sector practices and policies that simultaneously generate "total wealth" (natural, economic, social and human capital.)