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Snapshot: Tyler Covert

Published: November 10, 2017

The Newtown Bee

Occupation: I am an auto technician, A-Level. I work at Bob Thomas Ford in Hamden. I’ve been a technician for about five years now. I went to school at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. It was a two-year co-op program sponsored by Ford Motor Company, so every two months I went back and forth from home to school. I’d work at Bob Thomas Ford for two months then go back to school for two months. I took a break from the Ford dealership to go to UConn, but I didn’t end up staying and instead started working in the area as a mechanic. I worked at some small used car dealerships and for Subaru for a while. I got exposure through that on all types of cars like Honda, Volkswagen. You name it, I can fix it.

Family: My dad, Curt Covert, designs and produces board games for Smirk & Dagger Games. My mom, Laura Davi, is a childhood psychologist for special needs children. My little brother, Devin, is going to Bridgeport University for industrial design.

How long have you lived in Newtown? Since second grade, so since I was around 7 years old. I think my parents decided to move us here for the good school system.

What do you like to do in your free time? I have a pet science project that I work on when I have the time and energy. I’m making an HHO fuel cell, which is a hydrogen fuel cell that basically converts electricity in salt water into hydrogen. My overall plan is to splice it into my car. It’ll make it fuel efficient, as well as add to the power slightly.

What is your favorite travel destination? I like North Carolina. My grandparents live in Richmond.

What is the best part about Newtown? Misty Vale Deli. I get The Bee sandwich, it’s really good.

Who has been the greatest influence in your life? My father. He’s very savvy when it comes to people, like with interviewing and asking for raises. He’s passed that on to me.

If you could spend the day with one person, who would you choose and why? Probably my great-grandmother, so I could get to talk with her about life.

Who is your favorite musical genre? I like country music, especially the classic stuff.

Do you have a favorite TV show? Game of Thrones. The storyline really makes it because you never know what’s coming. You know someone is probably going to die, but you don’t know who.

What is your favorite food? Sushi. All sushi is good.

What is the greatest piece of advice you have ever been given? Your outlook on life can have a profound effect on life. That’s from my great-grandmother. My dad has since passed that down to me.

What is something you cannot live without? My tools. They are my livelihood, and without them I could not work or do private contracting.

What is your favorite game? My favorite game has got to be Cutthroat Caverns, a game my father made. It’s a good-hearted, stab-your-friend-in-the-back kind of game with a lot of emotional highs and lows.

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