Tyler Howell begins his second season as Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service after being promoted to Vice President of Ticket Sales in October 2009. In his current position, Howell oversees all staff responsible for the ticketing aspects of the business, including season tickets, packages, groups and single game sales. He had served as Senior Director of Ticket Sales for the Trail Blazers since July 2007. Howell joined the Trail Blazers in June 2003, and has also held the roles of Director of Inside Sales and Director of Ticket Sales. Howell came to Portland to oversee the creation and development of the Inside Sales department for the Trail Blazers. He entered the sports industry in 2001-02 with the Utah Jazz, bringing 10 years of sales, training and management experience with him. Howell is originally from Nibley, Utah, and has a bachelor’s degree in business from Utah State University. He currently resides in Washougal, Wash., with his wife Christie, daughters Hailey, Aubrey and Brooke, and son Wyatt.