Tyler grew up in Elkton, OR where he got his official start in the fishing industry during high school, working on his uncle’s commercial fishing boat out of Winchester Bay. At the ripe young age of 24, Tyler bought his own boat he named The Harvester, and his entrepreneurial career as a fisherman officially set sail.
After 8 years of captaining The Harvester fishing for crab, tuna, salmon, and halibut, Tyler expanded his business through leasing a purchasing dock in Charleston, where he began buying fish direct from his community of fishermen off their boats. In the years since, the dock has grown to serve as an international purchasing hub for live crab, tuna, salmon, squid, halibut, and shrimp. The goal of Tyler’s dock is to provide fisherman a supportive place to sell their catch, where transparent and fair purchasing prices are always paid.
Tyler oversees the purchasing of our fish from the boats, and every piece of seafood we sell passes through his strict standards of quality and sustainability. His passion lies in contributing to the fishing business and economically supporting the community of fishermen he has always been a part of. Tyler is a member of the Dungeness Crab Commission and sits on the Whale Advisory panel representing and advocating for commercial fishermen.