is a soft spoken man with impeccable manners
who sports a diamond earring in his left earlobe. He is also a
man who, since he was a teen, has been obsessed with fighting injustice. Unlike most of us, he has backed up his words with
Ty was born December 16 in Burbank, California. He is the youngest of three boys. His father was a rancher, as well as
a camera technician and electrician who worked for most of the motion picture studios, but primarily for RKO and Republic.
His mother was a nurse who became a housewife.
Ty grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He went to high school at San Fernando High, James Monroe and Notre Dame. He played
football at all three schools, usually left halfback. He was also a swimmer, specializing in the freestyle and breast stroke.
At the end of his junior year, Ty's father died and Ty had to help support his mom. He worked for the
International Yamaha Factory motorcycle team and Bud Ekins, a famous stuntman.
Ty began his military duty as a junior Drill Instructor and soon after he was assigned to the 1st FSR (1st Force Service Regiment Marine Corps Unit)
and sent to Vietnam. In Vietnam, Ty bodyguarded dignitaries, couriers and high ranking officers.
Ty returned to civilian life and worked for a Las Vegas casino owner. The owner arranged for Ty to have
extensive additional bodyguard training from top bodyguarding experts and hired Ty to bodyguard him and his family for
over four years.
Ty also did flat track motorcycle racing at Ascot and worked on and off with Bud Ekins. With the help of Steve McQueen
(a regular at Ekins' motorcycle shop), Ty started getting involved in stunt work.
Ty started his own bodyguarding business specializing in high risk bodyguarding cases where clients had
been subjected to death threats and attempted assassinations. Ty's bodyguarding work has taken him all over the world, from
Israel and Europe to Asia and South America. Ty's company also contracted out to the United States Government for numerous
special operations in Israel, Spain, Africa, etc.
In time, Ty opened a successful bodyguarding school in Orange County, California and provided extensive training
to students from all over the world. He has also trained police departments, Federal Agents (Secret Service) and even bodyguards
for the Olympics.
One day a family asked Ty to help them find their little girl, who had been kidnapped. Ty had no experience in that area,
but gave it a try. He claims he "got lucky". It was his introduction to the international underground network of child pornographers.
While Ty felt good about reuniting the family, he didn't pursue that line of work. However, word of mouth soon brought
him more and more cases. When he saw the scope of the problem and realized that no one else was doing anything about it, he
Why? "Because it's right. And I know how to do it." "When I'm on a recovery, it's when I really feel alive."
Ty has received the prestigious Lifetime Appreciation Award from the City of Hope for his devotion to the safety and
recovery of children.
During his career, Ty has bodyguarded royalty, Pat Buchanan, during his presidential bid, Bernie Cornfeld "The king of Europe's cash", Hal Lindsey, CEO's of major corporations and scores of celebrities, from Sylvester Stallone, Frank Sinatra,
Lauren Hutton, Kirk Douglas, George Michael, The Beach Boys and The Doobie Brothers, to Joan Crawford, Linda Evans,
Robert Mitchum, Bob Hope, Doris Day, Paul Anka, Rick Nelson, Angie Dickinson, etc.
Ty founded Project Child Save, a 501c3 non-profit organization, which is dedicated to the prevention
of child abduction through public awareness campaigns (Ty lectures, has published "My Body Is My Own,
The Complete Child Protection Handbook", and has been a guest on numerous shows, including Dr. Phil,
Rita Cosby, and Geraldo), and, when necessary, finding and rescuing kidnapped children who have been
sold into sexual slavery. Ty and his elite team have conducted countless missions. To date, his
organization has rescued over three hundred children, worldwide, each extraction executed with stealth,
safely and successfully.
Your donations make it possible for us to
increase public awareness about child pornography
and sexual slavery, train security professionals so they can be
more effective at prevention, or, when all else fails, to seek
out and rescue children who have been kidnapped and sold into sexual