Tyler Saiers

Rules & Regulations
Event Safety Director

4th Year Student
Hometown: Williamsport, PA
Major: Labor and Human Resources

Previous THON Involvement

THON 2019: Rules & Regulations Committee Member
THON 2020: Rules & Regulations Event Safety Captain (Pass)
THON 2021: Rules and Regulations Event Safety Captain (Head of Pass)

Why did you want to become a member of the THON 2022 Executive Committee?

The idea of serving as a THON Volunteer makes me feel hopeful. Hopeful that one day, childhood cancer will be an obstacle of the past. Hopeful that children will grow up to be doctors, astronauts or whatever their heart desires. Hopeful that we can one day, dance in celebration. Once I joined THON, I knew I wanted to help our dreams and the dreams of so many others come to reality. Becoming a Director gave me the ability to spark that same hope in future volunteers.

What are your main responsibilities for THON 2022?

My main responsibility is to ensure the safety of every family, volunteer, and spectator at all THON Events. I serve as the main contact between THON and Penn State Police, emergency management, and work closely with other committees to ensure that all rules and polices are enforced.

What is your favorite THON memory?

My favorite THON memory was during THON 2020. It was right before dancer stand and I was on the concourse with my other Co-Captains. At the time, it felt so surreal to be standing in the Bryce Jordan Center for THON Weekend, all of our hard work throughout the year had paid off. I try to keep that memory close on days where I feel as though my work isn't important to others. Sometimes it's hard to rationalize that the work we do throughout the year helps THON Weekend to be successful and magical as it is.

What are you most looking forward to for THON 2022?

I'm looking forward to seeing all of the accomplishments and barriers this community breaks. Amidst facing a very unprecedented year, the THON Community was strong, resilient and came together in ways we'd never imagined. While we still don't know what this year ahead of us holds, I am sure that this community can handle whatever the world might throw at us.

What is your favorite quote?

“Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.” —Nina Dobrev

What are you involved in outside of THON?

Student Minority Advisory and Recruitment Team (S.M.A.R.T.)

What are your plans after graduating from Penn State?

I hope to move to Virginia, Maryland or Lehigh Valley and find a job in recruitment or human resources.