Tyler Sykes

Meet Tyler – Supervisor/Sea Kayak Guide & Bike Mechanic

I grew up in the Lower Peninsula, and made my way up to the Keweenaw about six years ago to attend Michigan Tech. I always heard the same thing from my friends: “I wish I could keep living in the Upper Peninsula, but there are no jobs there.” Turns out, there are jobs here! You just have to settle for spending your days on the water and under the sun, instead of in a cubicle. Bummer.


I’ve been working as a sea kayak guide for a few years now, but this will be my first summer with the Keweenaw Adventure Company. When I’m not working on bikes or leading kayak tours, you can probably find me riding bikes and doing some more kayaking. My current life goal is to return to Michigan Tech to obtain a teaching certificate and teach secondary science.

Training & Certifications:

American Canoe Association: Level Two Instructor, Coastal Day Trip Leader Leader 3 Training and Adaptive Paddling Training
Wilderness First Aid Certified
CPR/AED Certified