Hi there! I'm a student at the University of Arizona dual majoring in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. I want to bring my talent and energy to help grow your business!
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My name is Tyler Topping and I am a student, a downhill skateboard racer, a photographer, a son, a friend and a person with a never-ending drive to live the most exciting life I possibly can.
I grew up on a small horse farm in Maryland about 20 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. I was raised by Thomas and Jennifer, a computer salesman and health advocate, respectively. From an early age, I have always sought adventure and new experiences. I have a drive to see what is around the corner and to find the next-best thing. This has led me to have a life-long passion for innovation and creating.
Fast forward to 2014, I found myself a freshman at the University of Arizona studying business. Up until August 2014, I had never moved from my small horse farm in Maryland. This complete change of environment and physically removing myself from my comfort zone pushed me to grow as an individual and further increased my personal drive.
Over the past four years, I have taken the initiative to provide myself with countless experiences that have been critical in developing essential professional and life skills that shape who I am today. I have taken on leadership roles, vigilantly learned about different cultures in an ever globalizing world, and put myself into unfamiliar environments to gain a better grasp of the world around me.
Through my travels, studies, and personal projects, I have learned the value of perseverance, inquisition, drive, creativity, and hard work.
Ty Top Events Race Organization
2014 - Present
Tyler's Drive for the Alzheimer's Association
Volunteer Assistant to the Riverkeeper
Apr 2011 - Aug 2016
Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
Feb 2016 - May 2017, Seasonally.
University of Arizona
B.S. Business Administration
Business MGMT/Entrepreneurship Dual Major
Global Business Minor
August 2014 - Dec 2019 (expected grad)
During my free time, you can always find me outside. Whether its hiking a new trail, skateboarding down a mountain, or simply taking photos with friends - you can count me in for any adventure!
In 2010, after seeing classmates riding around town, I decided to buy a longboard. Since then, I have become a highly competitive racer who has competed on an international professional stage. In August 2016, I won the downhill race at the Central Mass Skate Festival, one of the most attended downhill race in the United States with over 150 competitors. Downhill is both my passion and my hobby and I pursue it recreationally with joy and excitement.
For as long as I can remember, I have always had an itch for finding new places. In 2014, I left my home Maryland for a two-week road trip in British Colombia, Canada in an RV with a bunch of skaters who ended up becoming some of my closest friends. Since then, I have taken travel on a limited budget into my own hands by hopping in my car and visiting 44 states as well as four Canadian provinces - all for the sake of adventure.
I have been taking photos ever since I was a child. Some of my earliest memories were cranking the plastic dial on a disposable film camera to get to the next frame. In 2016, I decided to invest into a professional-grade camera and start to take my art more seriously. Since then, I have used photography as both a creative outlet and a source of income. Examples of my work are in the gallery below.
202 E 12th St Apt. 801
Tucson, Arizona 85701