Get to know Tyler



Tyler grew up in a small central Iowa town, Grinnell. Upon graduation from Grinnell High School he pursued an A.A.S. Degree in Ag Production management from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Following graduation in 2013 from Kirkwood Community College, Tyler transferred to Iowa State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Studies in 2015.


During his time at Iowa State he began learning a simple auction chant and decided that he might enjoy auctioneering as an occupation. In 2014,Tyler, along with what would soon be an auction business partner Ryan Iverson, decided to take on auction school at World Wide College of Auctioneering (formally known as Reisch Auction School) in Mason City, Iowa where they both became licensed auctioneers. Shortly after graduation from World Wide College of Auctioneering in June 2014, Tyler sold at his first live public auction for a family estate auction. Tyler then decided to form his own business with partner Ryan Iverson, INK Auctioneering LLC out of Grinnell, Iowa. They began under that name in August 2014 selling household consignments. In November 2014, INK Auctioneering hosted its first Farm Machinery Consignment sale and continued to have several more post- harvest and pre-planting sales. Both Tyler and Ryan had no ties to the auction industry and had much success in operating an auction company together.


Tyler is not only passionate about the auction method of marketing, but is also very involved in the agricultural industry. He grew up working with his dad and grandfather on a row crop and commercial beef cow/calf operation.  Tyler worked for Iowa Family Farms for two years where he traveled from Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas farming corn and soybeans as a row crop production hand. In that time he purchased 20 head of cows to begin his own cow/calf operation which he is very involved in.


Tyler met his fiancé, Samantha McKiddy, in September of 2016 which brought him to Chillicothe, Missouri. In June of 2017 Tyler moved there and began working with Mike Miller Auction Service full-time along with Owner, Mike Miller and Auctioneer Dave May. Tyler quotes, “Working with Mike taught me a lot on how to run a successful auction business in many ways from advertising, sale bills, being personable with buyers and sellers and the list could go on.” Tyler also enjoys working with auctioneer Dave May and states, “Dave is good, he’s real good!  He knows his stuff ranging from collectibles, coins, gold, and jewelry. He’d be an asset to any auction company and I’m glad to have him around.”