When an IED blast cut his career short, Tyler was forced to reconsider his path. He picked up an old hobby-fishing-and discovered that it was a great way for him to cope and meet new people. Sensing that he wasn't alone in finding peace and tranquility on the water, Tyler saw an opportunity to bring the veteran community and the fishing community together in Port Charlotte, Florida. He started the non-profit organization, Veteran Excursions to Sea (V.E.T.S.).