Ty joined CFRI in 2022 as a Wildland Fire Decision Support Program Specialist. His work focuses on pre-fire planning efforts and wildfire risk management systems evaluation. Previously, he served as a research assistant with the Public Lands Policy Group at Colorado State University. His research in that role investigated factors that impacted landscape-scale cross-boundary forest management throughout the western United States. He holds an M.S. in Forest Sciences from Colorado State University, a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Montana, and worked multiple seasons as a wildland firefighter for the United States Forest Service.