Tyler Zimmerman | Faces of Midland
The Great Outdoors
There’s no better place for Tyler Zimmerman than being outdoors.
A native of Alamosa, Colorado, Tyler thrives when surrounded by nature. “I grew up on a farm, and I love to hunt and fish. My love for the outdoors probably explains most of my personality, which is why I hope to find a career as an outfitter in the future.”
As a senior Business Administration major with a concentration in Digital Marketing, Tyler is hopeful his career path eventually leads him to the Rocky Mountains, working as a guided hunting and fishing outfitter.
While his passion lies in the outdoors, his love of baseball and wanting to continue his career on the diamond brought him to Midland. It also gave him a chance to branch out as a person, which hasn’t always been easy. “It was an opportunity to move away from home and experience a new place. Not knowing people at Midland before I came was tough. I ended up making friends with other students from out of state. We definitely had challenges, but we all figured out college in Fremont together.”
It’s how you handle those challenges that Tyler believes work to define you as a Warrior. “Being a Warrior means you persevere through challenges and display an inability to give up. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was that losers make excuses, but winners move on.”
Along with being on the Warrior baseball team, Tyler is involved in a men’s small group Bible Study on campus. He also likes hanging out with his friends, either watching football or showing off his skills at Madden.
As someone who had to adjust to life in a new state, surrounded by new people, Tyler believes being engaged and involved is the best formula to succeed. “Spend as much time out of your dorm room as possible. Take advantage of the new experiences available to you. Get involved at Midland, and it will pay off later.”
Tyler Zimmerman is a senior Business Administration major from Alamosa, Colorado. To share your story or nominate a friend, email email@example.com or post using #FacesofMidland.