Kyler was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and bleeds Tarheel blue. He grew up in Raleigh, NC following college basketball, playing soccer, and racing cars. After college Kyler began his adult work life at Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach. While there for six years he worked in the quarantine building taking care of incoming animals and getting them through quarantine in a timely manner. Eventually Kyler worked to help build exhibits, secure animals, manage animal food inventory/ordering, and run the new jellyfish exhibit as well as other exhibits.

Kyler then made his way to Laudisi in January of 2018. He began his career with us as the Assistant Shipping Manager. He managed the shipping department through a variety of circumstances including Hurricane Florence. Kyler spreads positivity and knowledge throughout the company on a daily basis in his role as Operations Coordinator, supporting the operations team generally across divisions and departments. His attention to detail is top notch, which is needed while taking care of his aquarium. We think Kyler would live underwater if possible. He’s working on it.