Tyrel Nelson wears many hats—award-winning writer, bilingual teacher, non-profit organizer, and service-trip leader—to name a few. Tyrel has lived in Venezuela, Spain, Nicaragua, and Ecuador and is passionate about leading volunteer trips all over Latin America. In his latest memoir, Travels and Tribulations, he shares details from his unique experiences abroad and immersing himself in other cultures. He weaves his travel experiences with some of life’s greatest trials, emotions, and tender mercies throughout his beautiful books.
He holds a B.A. in Journalism and Spanish Studies—plus a School for International Training TESOL Certificate. He’s spent time teaching English abroad and currently teaches Spanish in his home state of Minnesota. He and his wife have been married 7 years, have a 2-year-old daughter, and a 32-year-old painted turtle, Kirby.
When he’s not jet-setting around the globe or working, Tyrel enjoys every minute spent with family—and playing his guitar for loved ones.