He came out west to escape Chicago winters and study Western Humanities and Art Theory at ASU. Within days of graduating, Tyda became the managing editor of the globally distributed Ritz-Carlton Magazine. Assigning photo shoots around the world, editing pieces by best-selling authors, and living on deadlines, he caught the publishing bug. He’s since help launch countless publications and served as editor in chief for TrumpStyle magazine, Las Vegas Magazine, and Desert Living magazine. He’s freelanced for US Airways magazine, concierge.com, Hospitality Design, and countless niche titles. He’s excited for the future of journalism and is happy anyone with a Twitter account can distribute information, but he laments the doomed role of the editor/curator. “I’ve always enjoyed putting pieces together for great flow from cover to cover. I felt like a curator of the printed page. That art is dying and I’m sad about that. But it’s exciting to be a part of this evolution.” His most recent project is a food and video blog: EaterAZ.com.