As Plant Protection Program manager, Tyler oversees the Sentinel Plant Network, Public Garden Surveys, and the Plant Heroes® youth education program. These programs engage public gardens in monitoring, detecting, and reporting significant threats to plant health, and educating their communities on these issues.
Tyler has a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University and an A.A.S. in Plant Science from SUNY Cobleskill. He has worked in horticulture for over 10 years, most recently as a Plant Health Specialist at Cornell Botanic Gardens and a gardener at Celia Thaxter’s Island Garden on the Isles of Shoals, Maine. Tyler is dedicated to promoting plant and forest conservation by enhancing public involvement in the detection of invasive plant pests.