Bart's primary and long term goal is aggressive pursuit emphasizing obtaining damning thermal video documentation and or forensic evidence. He considers himself a "skeptical-knower," knowing absolutely (from a personal standpoint) that these animals exist and even thrive based on his definitive field experiences throughout the last decade, but having little confidence in the current historical evidence record which possesses very questionable evidence collectively overall. He also believes that those attempting serious research should educate themselves in biology, ecology, tracking and scientific protocols to confidently and objectively evaluate and exhaust evidential claims and not concede until only one alternative is left standing. Although he considers himself "no-kill," species protection is admittedly a secondary priority because it not only conflicts and contradicts with his primary objective of discovery but will naturally be addressed at the Federal and State levels after the fact (species recognition).
While not out in the field, he enjoys lecturing locally in California on methodically breaking down common public misperceptions regarding the bigfoot subject & his personal field experiences and objectives. Bart still currently resides in Monterey with his wife Kimmy and two children, Bella and Tony. By day he's a financial advisor/estate planner with NCW Group Wealth Management in Monterey.
His primary research areas include the eastern foothills of Southern Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, but he has an ongoing interest in the area surrounding the “Sierra Kills” incident since attending the body recovery efforts with Justin Smeja, Jeff Meldrum, Bart Cutino, John Myonczinski, Derek Randles et al. Tyler also has a keen interest in audio evidence attributed to this animal, since he feels it can teach us more about the animal’s behaviour than just short clips of video.
He also has no interest in profiting from his efforts, and feels the field would benefit from more altruism, transparency and cooperation.
After interviewing Justin Smeja for the movie "I Killed Bigfoot", he initiated the documented polygraph exam featured in the short film," The Examination". It was not long after when Ro began to spend time in the Sierras with Justin and Bart Cutino to continue filming and reporting on the ongoing research efforts. His background as a musician and filmmaker brings a fresh perspective to the field, delivering quality professional content rarely seen in the bigfoot community.