associate educator

Tyler Mello

A native of Brooksville, Florida, Tyler came to Lucky Goat in 2020 after finishing up a theatre degree with an emphasis in stage management at Florida State University. With life plans on hold due to COVID-19 and a passion for coffee, he fell in love with his role as Café Leader of our Market District Café. After many years ensuring his café team had everything they needed to be successful and connecting with customers over their daily cup of coffee, he has now moved into an Associate Educator role. He has joined our Head of Education & Product Development in leading education initiatives companywide including the launch of our first franchise cafes and furthering our wholesale training programs.

Tyler is the creator of our most often heard playlist in each of our cafes and enjoys his daily cup of coffee in the form of an iced americano. When he’s not at our Corporate Offices planning franchise education days or conducting a wholesale training class, you can find Tyler biking on our local trails, kayaking down waterways, and cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Person you would most like to have coffee with:

Dolly Parton

Hidden Talent:

I can play multiple instruments

The moment you knew you loved coffee:

When I started seeing the community that can be found over something as simple as a cup of coffee

Your Theme Song:

Everything Is Alright - Motion City Soundtrack