Tyler started magic at the age of 15 by reading books from the library. Quickly realizing he had no interest in fake boxes and hidden mirrors, he became drawn toward things that could be done with ordinary and unprepared objects. (Which, coincidentally, is significantly cheaper than having to buy fake boxes and hidden mirrors.) Thus, Tyler’s magic was born.
He has entertained people from every walk of life and under every circumstance: Private Parties for celebrities such as Garrison Keilor and Family, Manufacturing Conventions, Trade Shows, Store Openings, Ritzy Costume Balls, to name just a few. He’s also appeared in Industrial Films as an “Expert Manipulator” for Mervyn’s, Stonearch Productions and Media Loft.
In addition to his busy performing schedule, Tyler is also a Professional Magic Instructor, operating out of the Twin Cities Magic and Costume shop in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has a large student following, many of whom are full-time professional magicians. Tyler has designed custom illusions, and even full shows, for other entertainers. He’s also been a consultant for magic on Television.
With his international reputation, he took his school TylerTeach online and now has taught hundreds of magicians from around the world.
In 2000, the year he joined Ring 19 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, he won the coveted “Magician of the Year” award, a feat he repeated in 2001 and 2002, becoming the first and only consecutive three-time winner in the history of the branch. He has many First Place medals from their Presidential Competition, both in the Stage and Close-Up categories. In 2003, Tyler was made a member of FFFF, an exclusive invitation-only convention for sleight-of-hand artists, considered by many to be the pinnacle honor that can be bestowed in the international magic community.
In 2011 he received rave reviews for his lecture tour of Europe, including stops in France, Belgium, Holland, and London.