Tyler J. Gardner
Having spent the past twenty years teaching economics and English at Deerfield Academy, The Hotchkiss School, and Thetford Academy, Tyler appreciates that each individual has their own, unique learning style. Tyler’s expertise lies in his ability to communicate the complex in a simple and engaging manner, regardless of a client’s financial acumen. Particularly, he believes that financial literacy is one of the most essential, yet often one of the most neglected, disciplines for younger generations of students and investors, alike, and he has committed to working with local schools and foundations to enhance Vermont’s financial literacy program.
As a life-long squash coach and having just recently worked with the top boarding school program in the nation, Tyler recognizes how frequently we allow our emotions to gain control of our actions and how infrequently we are able to remain objective when faced with new, and often over-whelming, information. Tyler knows how to regain control of the situation for his clients and help them see through the short-term haze in order to remain focused on the long-term game plan.
Tyler earned his BA from the University of Vermont (’05) where he majored in both English and economics, won the William H. Lamson Award presented to an outstanding member of the junior class, and was a member of the inaugural class of John Dewey Honors scholars. He went on to earn his MA in English from Georgetown (’08), his MLitt from Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English (’15), and his MBA from UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Business (’21). He is currently working towards his CFA.
Tyler and his wife, Stephanie, are thrilled to move back to the Norwich area, as they both grew up within walking distance of Dan & Whit’s, studied at the University of Vermont, and now reside in Quechee with their two bloodhounds, Dixie and Wallace. When not in the office, in the classroom, or on the squash courts, Tyler can be found cycling, golfing (kind of), or being dragged through the trails by the hounds.