Tyler Jay was born in Appleton Wisconsin on December 21st 1985. He grew up in Indianapolis Indiana until just before high school where he moved to Colorado and found his love for the mountains. With a conservative foundation established by his parents, Jay and Anne, Tyler Jay felt he had a higher calling and set of to join the Marines. 4 years, 10 countries, and a few broken hearts later he found the world to have shades of color he had never imagined. From the flooded streets of Louisiana, to the sandy streets of Iraq Tyler Jay served his infantry unit honorably for four years leaving the Marine Corps as a Non-Commissioned Officer.