I am a very private person. My mom has always found it so interesting that I kept everything to myself as a child and teenager, whereas Tyler and Josie were wide open books. That being said, this is very new and unlike me to share such personal experiences with people that I may not even know. However, Tyler was special to so many people, and I’m not the only one hurting without her. So if it helps those grieving to continue to read about her life, then it helps me to share it.
We continue to be completely blown away and beyond grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received since we lost our dear Tyler. We want to share with everyone some incredible plans that are underway to memorialize her spirit by giving back to communities and organizations important to her.
During her 6 years in Jackson, Tyler held quite a long list of jobs before finding her true calling as a residential counselor at CV Ranch in August 2013. Because Jackson Hole is a resort town, jobs are hard to find and often temporary, since most ski/outdoor companies don’t have as much of a demand during the dreaded off-seasons. Tyler’s resume, to name a few, included: nanny, restaurant hostess, sales associate at a sporting good store, tech at a physical therapy practice, ski rentals associate, receptionist at a real estate company, receptionist at a resort, receptionist at a doctor’s office…. If you know Tyler, you would know that answering phones at a desk is not for her. The receptionist jobs were very short-lived (I think one lasted less than a week) as they bored her to tears. However, this is where her love for knitting began. She had to find some kind of creative outlet during those less-than-stimulating jobs, so she challenged herself to learn how to knit.
These are just a few samples from her large body of work.
Many of you have asked about the antler necklaces we have been wearing in honor of Tyler. The necklace is made locally in Jackson Hole at a store called Made. Here is a link to purchase. The website describes the necklace as “rustic yet refined, chic and eye catching”. Pretty perfect description of Tyler in my opinion.