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Tyler Thomas was born in Austin, Texas. He lived there until graduating from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in 2001. After school, he moved to Dallas to help launch SmartShield Sunscreens. Over the next 14 years, SmartShield grew into an industry leader within the safety and industrial market with clients such as the U.S. Military and in niche retail markets focusing on active outdoor lifestyles, primarily fishing and hunting. Tyler operated as an owner and COO for SmartShield. He has consulted for numerous outdoor related and nonrelated companies along the way.
In 2015, Tyler decided to pursue his passion in land sales. He brings his deep business background, outdoor experience and an extensive network with him to Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty.
Tyler believes wholeheartedly in loyalty, honesty and integrity both in business and friendship. His overall business acumen and transactional and contract negotiation experience provide a leg up for his clients when operating on their behalf.
Tyler was born with a love for the outdoors and was fortunate to be exposed to this lifestyle at an early age. He spends most of his free time on various ranches and enjoying nature. He has fished and hunted throughout Texas, the U.S. and beyond. In his time spent doing so he has developed a deep passion for conservation and the preservation of our natural resources. Tyler is actively involved with the Coastal Conservation Association, The Nature Conservancy and many other conservation-based organizations.
Tyler is a lifelong Texan and maintains a professional and personal network that extends throughout. He is an active member in the Dallas community. Since arriving in Dallas in 2001, he has been involved with the FBI Citizens Academy, Ronald McDonald House, United Way, Young Texans Against Cancer, BVB Alzheimer's Research, The Rise School and several other charitable organizations. Tyler and his wife, Whitney, attend Highland Park United Methodist Church.