Ty learned to ride at the tender age of 7 on a Briggs and Stratton mini bike in local fields around Colorado, and shortly after, at age 12, he competed in his first moto-cross on a Yamaha DT-125. In high school, Ty attended Warren Vocational Center for Motorcycle Mechanics Training, and then continued his drive to make bikes run well, wrenching in motorcycle shops for nine years. Later he progressed to instructing classes at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, AZ.
Ty took his zeal for racing Moto-cross, Flat-track, and Speedway and went onto Road Racing where he got his first taste of the bliss of speed on smooth asphalt tracks with the MRA onboard his Yamaha RD-250. Ty earned three regional championships, which opened the door to real sponsors and a shot at competing in the AMA Superbike Series on GSXR 600 & GSXR 750 Super Sport machines. It took him a few years to get there…stepping up his game sufficiently so that he was a top ten overall finisher two years in a row in the Pro 250cc GP class.
After finishing his racing career in 2003, Ty began a career with Special Needs students, and to this day he enjoys working with his special students. In 2007, Ty became certified in the MSF curriculum as a Rider Coach and began teaching for T3RG. In 2016, he moved to California to continue his passion for learning and teaching, becoming certified in the CMSP-New Riders Program, as well as the Total Control Intermediate and Advanced Riders Clinics. In addition, he enjoys sharing his racing insights and coaches riders in the skills necessary for success at Chicane Track Days.
In 2018 Ty returned to Colorado, and he now teaches the MSF program with T3RG, where he is pleased to be wrenching, keeping the wheels turning, while teaching with the T3RG Team of professionals. He is also back with the Special Needs School working with this amazing population. Ty now has 53 years of riding experience under his helmet. He is humbled to have attended eleven different riding schools around the country, and he is the perfect example of a person that cannot learn enough about the sport he loves.