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At the age of 14, Tyler’s friend Curtis was murdered while he was sexually assaulted, his throat slit, set on fire and left to die by the same attacker.  Tyler survived, but was left with physical and physiological scars.  

Refusing to let an event or his circumstance define him, he pressed on to understand his purpose in life.  Featured on A&E’s Biography Channel’s “I Survived”, Tyler tells the compelling story of confronting his attacker in prison and finding peace and purpose in life through his journey of forgiveness and serving others.  

Professionally, despite sustaining 3rd degree burns to 25% of his body, Tyler went on to pursue a career as a firefighter and has continued his passion of serving in the Canadian fire service, currently working today as an Assistant Deputy Fire Chief.  

Humbled by those who supported and helped him over the years, he believes in the power of paying it forward.  He volunteered many years within the burn survivor community and currently serves as a victims advocate with the Parole Board and Corrections Canada. 

Knowing all to well of the challenges we can all face in life, he speaks to audiences about the power of forgiveness and the notion of how being grounded in your purpose in life is key to dealing with adversity.  He strives to inspire those around him to turn negatives into positives through making everyday count and his passion is to see people and organizations pursue their full potential.  

His dynamic presentation will inspire audiences to develop a healthy perspective and continue to push forward both personally and professionally, making the most of every opportunity that comes to pass.

Tyler Speaking