Tyler sympathizes with many of the boys and families at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services. As a teenager, he grew up in a prominent and loving family, but struggled with anxiety. Because of this, he would eventually self-medicate with substances and was ultimately placed in multiple treatment programs while in his teens. These placements included programs which were often confrontational and punitive. It was until Tyler was introduced to a program like Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services, which squarely focused on family systems and healing, that he would find the help he needed.
As a young adult in recovery, Tyler would go on to be the Founder of North Bay Recovery in San Rafael, CA, which provided comprehensive, gender-specific care to hundreds of young men in early recovery. He also played an essential role in the development of Avery Lane, a gender-specific women’s program specializing in the care of women with dual diagnosis, and remains a partner and owner of that program to this day.
Tyler joined Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services in 2015 as Partner and Chief Administrative Officer. Tyler says, “If I had been fortunate enough as a teenager to find a loving place like Muir Wood, it may have significantly helped me heal at a much younger age. The boys at Muir Wood don’t know how blessed they are to have such a compassionate, supportive, and dedicated team helping guide them on their journey.” Tyler lives in San Rafael with his wife Laura, who is also well connected in the field, working closely teaching and supporting families in early recovery. Tyler is most grateful to be the father of two young children who take up most of his free time when not working at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.