Tyler Teague is an advanced tinkerer, a science guy and an expert technical consultant. He began working at the bench in 1977 as an apprentice and repair jeweler to pay his way through college. As an after-hours repair jeweler and manufacturing flunkie, he learned many cause-and-effect relationships in the jewelry manufacturing process because the defects kept landing on his bench.
As the owner of JETT Research and Proto Products, Tyler has built and improved precious metal facilities and trained workers all over the world. He is a frequent contributor to MJSA Journal, has been a featured speaker at international technical symposia, and is one of the grumpy old-timers at the Santa Fe Symposium, with about 28 years of attendance and several technical presentations and awards under his belt.