Tyler Seavey is an American road manager presently affiliated with the pop band ‘Why Don’t We’. He is the older brother of Daniel Seavey, one of the five members of the group. A Washington native, Seavey grew up with a deep passion for music. However, unlike his brother, he pursued a conventional career. He graduated from Eastern Washington University with bachelor’s degrees in business marketing and business management and began his professional life not long after. He was employed for about two months as a takedown team member at Crowd Surf before becoming the road manager for Why Don’t We. In the short period he has been working professionally with the group, it has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity. Why Don’t We is presently signed to Atlantic Records and released their debut studio album, ‘8 Letters’, in August 2018.
Education & Career
After graduating from high school, Tyler Seavey enrolled at Eastern Washington University in 2013 to study business marketing and business management. It is there that he became a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. From November 2014 to November 2016, he served as a recruit chairman for the fraternity in Cheney, Washington, managing all its social media accounts and organising events. He apparently played a pivotal role in the growth of the fraternity, increasing the number of its active members from 36 to 64.
Between May 2016 and January 2017, he was the Phikeia Educator for the fraternity and planned and coordinated discussions about its history and beliefs among the pledge class and himself. In October 2016, he was at the forefront of the fraternity’s campaign to raise money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) for a national competition. They amassed $7,534 in total, finishing in the third place among all the participants. Furthermore, he not only served as a mentor, teacher, and role model to 22 first and second-year undergraduate students but also revitalised the Phikeia process to highlight scholarship that resulted in the majority of the class attaining the dean’s list grades. In January 2016, he began working as the executive vice president of recruitment of the Interfraternity Council. He, among other things, organised recruitment events for eight IFC fraternities at Eastern Washington University. In February 2017, Seavey vacated the position.
From July 2015 to June 2017, Seavey worked a bellman at the Davenport Hotel and Tower at Spokane, Washington. Following his graduation from Eastern Washington University in 2017, he began working for Crowd Surf as a takedown team member in Greater Nashville Area, Tennessee. His responsibilities included keeping a close watch on various media outlets to make sure that no false or potentially disastrous information on the clients is leaked to the public. In August 2017, he left Crowd Surf to work as the road manager for Why Don’t We (or WDW, as fans and people in the media refer to the group).
On September 27, 2016, the group was established by Daniel, Jack Avery, Corbyn Besson, Zach Herron, and Jonah Marais. The following day, they made the news public through their YouTube channel. They put out their debut single, ‘Taking You’, on October 7, 2016. Their debut EP, ‘Only the Beginning’, was released on November 25, 2016, through the Signature record label. Reaching the top five on the US Heat chart, the EP proved that the boys had already garnered an audience for themselves. They followed that up with ‘Something Different’. Released on April 21, 2017, the album peaked at the sixth place on the US Heat chart. On June 2, 2017, their third EP, ‘Why Don’t We Just’, was released and it climbed to the second spot on the same chart.
Seavey became part of the management of the group during this period and was instrumental in their subsequent swift rise. Since then, they have put out two more EPs: ‘Invitation’ (released September 26, 2017) and ‘A Why Don’t We Christmas’ (released November 23, 2017), with the latter topping the US Heat Chart. On August 31, 2018, Why Don’t We released their debut album, ‘8 Letters’, through Atlantic Records. It reached the ninth spot on the US chart. The group has been featured multiple times on the vlogs of popular YouTuber Logan Paul. They have accompanied musicians like Shawn Mendes and the Chainsmokers on their music tours.
Seavey is quite popular on various platforms of social media, especially Instagram, where he has accumulated tens of thousands of followers.
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Family & Personal Life
Tyler Seavey was born on September 5, 1994, in Vancouver, Washington, USA, to Keri and Jeffrey Seavey. He has two other siblings besides Daniel (born April 2, 1999): younger brother Christian (born March 28, 1997) and younger sister Anna (born March 6, 2001). His father has served his community as a pastor, while his mother, an Orange Coast College graduate, has been employed at Living Water Church.