Operations Manager, Carolina Common Enterprise
Tyler works full-time at Carolina Common Enterprise. His responsibilities include managing operations for technical assistance to a statewide network of budding cooperative enterprises, providing strategic relationship and network building to support cooperative development, and providing direct assistance through business coaching and facilitation. Tyler grew up and attended college in Mississippi, before earning a graduate degree from Emory University in public health, with a focus on theory of social change and global health education. Tyler moved to North Carolina in 2012, where he took up an apprenticeship with a pasture-raised livestock and organic produce farm in Efland, NC. Tyler has experience in day-to-day livestock management and vegetable production, as well as planning for farm work operations. His previous work includes coordinating the investment of federal public grant dollars in a 10-county region for the NC State Department of Health and Human Services, managing staff operations at a youth outdoor education camp, and conducting public health and agriculture research and focus groups for the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Tyler was recently named a 2016 National Cooperative Development Fellow with the Democracy at Work Institute in Oakland, CA.