Ty is a practicing marriage and family therapist and an Adjunct Instructor at Brigham Young University. With a focus on personal narrative and faith-based approaches addressing sexuality and gender, he chronicled his own journey with same-sex attraction as co-author with Fred and Marilyn Matis of In Quiet Desperation and later compiled Voices of Hope, a curated collection of personal essays on the subject of sexual orientation and gender identity. He directs the Voices of Hope Project, a website extension of the book, and the Journeys of Faith Project, which features the stories of transgender members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is also part of the Reconciliation and Growth Project, a dialogue group between LGBTQ affirmative and religious conservative mental health professionals who have developed an ethical mental health treatment protocol for working with individuals experiencing conflict between their faith and their sexuality and/or gender identity. Ty is a founding member of North Star and is currently serving as a member of the board of directors. He and his wife, Danielle, and their five children live in Provo, UT.