Tyler Slaven


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Community Leader 2023

Tyler graduated from the Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) in 2019, where he attended from 2nd – 12th grade. He began taking online college classes as a sophomore in high school, granting him the ability to graduate with an Associate of Applied Business degree in Agribusiness Management and Marketing Technology from the University of Northwestern Ohio in 2019. He continued to further his education and received his Bachelor of Agribusiness Management in 2021. Tyler has used the education, skills, and experiences he has learned to help advance in his current career. At age 23, he oversees three counties in his role as County Executive Director within the United States Department of Agriculture – Farm Service Agency. Tyler currently resides in Ashland County, Ohio, with his wife Grace. Both Tyler and Grace met during their time at OHVA , where they were both classmates together. In their spare time, they can often be found helping on the family farm, spending time with family and friends, or traveling around the U.S. exploring National Parks.

National Toy Drive Organizer

The annual Ohio Virtual Academy Toy Drive benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital is not just an ordinary toy drive, it truly goes much deeper than that. Nine years ago, my sister Monica was a senior and I was a freshman at Ohio Virtual Academy. That was a very special year for us both because it was our first, and last, year together in high school. Our mission was to do something together that would help make a difference in the communities across our state. After giving it a lot of thought, we decided we wanted to put smiles on as many children’s faces who were in the hospital during Christmas as we could. Read more of Tyler’s story below.