Originally from Casper, Wyoming, Tyler Wistisen moved to Las Vegas to compete with UNLV’s Men’s Swimming and Diving Team. Tyler is a UNLV alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Planning. Upon completing his undergraduate coursework, Tyler attended OCS at the Alabama Military Academy to commission as a United States Army infantry officer.
While serving in the Nevada Army National Guard, Tyler also worked full-time in the professional services field of architecture and design in Las Vegas. Tyler’s experience with architectural design and project management includes high-end custom residential homes, public parks, civic spaces, institutional gardens, elementary schools, business centers, retail spaces, and hospitality venues.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shifted opportunities for Tyler. In March of 2020, Tyler was ordered to active duty to assist the state of Nevada in its response to the pandemic. While acting in the operation and planning cell for six months, Tyler significantly contributed to his unit accomplishing the state's mission of distributing 1,711,489 meals to school children, distributing 470,810 pounds of PPE to local care facilities, cleaning of three senior living centers, facilitating rural community-based testing in Southern Nevada, and assisting eight testing centers in Las Vegas.
In October of 2020, Tyler was offered the opportunity to pursue his military passion with a full- time public service position with the Nevada Army National Guard. Tyler is currently the SQDN S4 logistics and sustainment officer with the 1st Squadron 221st Cavalry. Tyler is looking forward to the opportunities this position has to offer and hopes to continue serving the State of Nevada and the Las Vegas community.
When not working, Tyler spends his time with his wife and friends. When the weather is nice, Tyler is often out either on a run or bike ride along the Red Rock scenic loop.