What do you like to do outside of work?
“Whenever possible, I get out on our local trails. PNW forests are a fantastic setting for morning hikes with Emerson, our one-year-old terror, and the dogs, Piper and Sully. I enjoy a good suffer-fest on the thick-wheeled gravel bike and tend to wear the most ridiculous gear possible. My wife sets me straight and prefers it when I ride with her and our friends on mountain bikes. The community here in the Snoqualmie Valley has helped make this place home and provided companions to explore and experience the wonderful place we live. I sometimes read….but not really.”
Which of our values do you identify with most and why?
“Growth. We are new people every day. Growth enables me to learn how to help myself and others to improve over time. Taking care of each other on a daily basis, pushing team members to take on problems, and working together to find a solution all lead to a kind of beautiful, incremental growth that can be seen in the long term and, I believe, sticks with each of us for longer.”
Describe a story or an instance from your upbringing that influenced your career path.
“Growing up, from the age of ~5 to ~25, I played soccer. In my later collegiate playing years, this was a time where my life was defined by a team sport. It’s likely that the team mentality and collaborative environment contributed to the sense of enjoyment I get out of being in the trenches on a day-in-day-out basis where we are all working towards a common goal.”
What is your proudest accomplishment at Amplify so far?
“Release 2.0 on the Colorado CTE project, our final release completing the SOW and wrapping up our time on the project. The CCCS team, Education NW, and each of the Amplify team members who contributed to this massive project over the past couple of years have taught me so much and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to work and grow with this fantastic group of professionals.”– Tyler Wheaton