Tyler Van Kirk is the Colorado Canvass Director for Food & Water Watch, based in Denver. Tyler has six years of experience working with grassroots organizations. He started his career in political advocacy working on pesticide and energy campaigns with the New Jersey Environmental Federation. He has directed canvass operations fighting coal pollution with Ohio Citizen Action, and hydro-fracking with Citizens Campaign for the Environment in central New York. In 2012, Tyler launched Food & Water Watch’s first field canvass operation in New Jersey, helping win local, county and state campaigns on fracking, water privatization and genetically engineered food labeling. He holds bachelor’s degrees in music performance and political science from Susquehanna University. He can be reached at tvankirk(at)fwwatch.org.