“…it is not just a question of seeing things (that is, social reality) as they really are, of throwing away the distorting spectacles of ideology; the main point is to see how the reality itself cannot reproduce itself without this so-called ideological mystification. The mask is not simply hiding the real state of things; the ideological distortion is written into its very essence.” - Slavoj Zizek
Tyler is originally from Portland but grew up north of Seattle (right in the path of the Puget Sound Convergence Zone). Although he usually wears a raincoat during the wet months, he does not look down on those who carry umbrellas. After graduating from the University of Washington with a BA in English Literature, Tyler worked as an administrator at the UW Medical Center.
In 2008 he moved to Suwon, South Korea to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) at a public elementary school. He lived and worked in Korea for close to three and a half years. Since returning to the States, Tyler has been writing a memoir about his experiences abroad. He hit the ground running with Rolluda Architects in 2016 and appreciates the firm’s lively and open atmosphere.
In his free time you can often find Tyler leaning over the pages of a book at his favorite haunt, Café Allegro in the U-District. Pastimes include wandering the aisles of used books stores and gently chiding jaywalkers. He prefers coffee to tea, Faulkner to Hemingway, and Gas Works Park to Myrtle Edwards.