Tyson was born in California but moved to the Rockies at a young age; there, he developed a passion for the outdoors. He has worked in Hawaii in an after-school program, at his alma mater, Utah Valley University, as an outdoor recreation leader, in Alaska with a glacier guiding company, and in California as a snowboard instructor. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and backpacking. Tyson has led Bold Earth trips since 2005, traveling to Colorado, Utah, Arizona, California, Alaska, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Thailand, Africa, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. Tyson is a wilderness first responder and lifeguard and is excited to return to Bold Earth for his 13th year!