Tyler White, PhD is a member and Secretary of the Terra Cultura Board of Directors. Ty recently retired from a 36-year career as a biotech professional in the San Francisco Bay area. A native of Georgia, Ty came to California to attend graduate school and never left. A private pilot since he was a teen, Ty currently serves in leadership roles in two non-profit aviation organizations in California and Nevada, including a glider-only airport located in the desert north of Reno. Ty is experienced in developing infrastructure for off-grid sites and with fundraising for capital improvements. In addition, Ty served as a trustee of a family foundation that funded education micro-grants serving a small school system in rural Virginia. Ty is particularly excited to be involved with Terra Cultura’s mission to promote community resilience.