TY was born in Newark, New Jersey and has lived in various states up and down the east coast. He received his Bachelors degree from Old Dominion University, majoring in psychology. Ty has worked with children and families within the mental/behavioral health fields since 2015, in various placements and settings. Ty moved to Washington in 2019 to join the Communities In Schools team at Renton High School. In his free time Ty enjoys traveling and exploring foods.