Where are they now? – Tyler Hall
By Dan Toland
By Dan Toland
Brad Boyer, Tyler Hall, and Sara McKinniss, were just three fresh baby-faced young professionals when they joined Melanie Wilt during the early days of Shift•ology (then known as Wilt Public Relations). During a recent episode of our Shooting the Shift podcast, we had the opportunity to catch up with the trio to learn where their careers have taken them, what they have carried with them from their time with Melanie, and to reminisce about the good old days of agency life.
Tyler skipped a marketing class to take an internship at Wilt PR, which he somehow obtained despite hand-delivering his resume to the intern that had already filled the position. His efforts and attention to detail left an impression as he went on to become a social media specialist for Wilt during the medium’s infancy. This led to him taking a similar position with the City of Dayton where, in addition to other duties, he spent a surprisingly significant amount of time answering Facebook messages from the public asking when Beggar’s Night was being held.
Described by Melanie as “a genuine, humble person of faith,” it’s no surprise that Tyler is now a full time preacher at the West Mason Church of Christ, where he also produces a podcast titled “You are from God”.
Tyler is known for his snappy style (although he was forced to remove his socks because his pants were too short for a company photo shoot), which was once imitated by the entire Wilt team dressing up as him for “Hall”-oween. Employees also helped him design his first date and eventual proposal to his wife.
Hall helped establish Shift•ology’s “three eyes” rule, whereby content we produce is reviewed by three employees before going out the door to a client. This greatly improved Brad Boyer’s content, as Tyler had the chance to mark it up and improve it before being seen by Melanie.
“I am incredibly proud of the careers these three have created, the work they do in their communities and the positive impact they have on those around them. Although I shed tears the day each of them let me know they were moving on, I am better for having had the opportunity to get what I could from them and teach them what I could. I am honored to have been a part of each of their journeys and consider them a part of my network.”