Tyler has spent the last five years working with indigenous communities in the Amazon developing Fair Trade initiatives and cultural preservation programs. Tyler has a unique ability to bridge cultures and translate the traditions and values of indigenous cultures with modern life. Having turned down a Fulbright scholarship in order to dedicate himself fully to Runa, Tyler loves sharing guayusa and believes deeply in the transformative power of Runa’s work. Tyler brings his leadership and team experience from Brown University’s varsity soccer team and national championship-winning Ultimate Frisbee team to manage Runa’s team. Tyler has been awarded a Rainer Arnhold Fellowship for Social Enterprise in recognition of his work building Runa.