As far back as Tyler can remember, he has wanted to work with animals. He began by volunteering at the Humane Society of Berks County, but his interest in wildlife drew him to Red Creek, and he’s been part of the Red Creek family for six years.
Tyler volunteers Fridays and Saturdays helping to clean, feed, and care for the animals. He is certified to work with all animals, including rabies vector species. When not volunteering at the clinic or working at his position as a Kennel Technician at Wyomissing Animal Hospital, he can be found traveling Berks County rescuing wildlife as a certified capturing and transport specialist. In that role, he not only rescues animals but also enjoys the opportunity to educate people about the wildlife around us.
It took quite a while for Tyler to work up to the increased skills and responsibilities that he has achieved because of hardships and difficulties dealing with Asperger’s. His diagnosis doesn’t stop him from meeting challenges with determination and for caring for others. Volunteering comes from the heart, and Tyler’s heart also extends to helping people. In between his job and volunteering for Red Creek, you can find him donating and collecting clothes and perishable goods for the homeless.
In the little spare time that he has, Tyler enjoys hanging out with his friends or at karaoke night (he has a great voice) singing some top tunes and making it an enjoyable night for everyone, getting the quietest of crowds singing and dancing along.
At home he loves to play video games, listening to music, and enjoying hikes on nice days. He also loves spending time with his three cats Zelda, Yoshi, Sansa, and his new boxer puppy Georgia.
Tyler is such a genuine and kind-hearted soul with a crazy, funny demeanor who could brighten up any room. He has worked very hard to get to where he is and has overcome so many challenges in his life. Red Creek is proud and very blessed to have him as a volunteer and as part of our family.