Tyler Twistol didn’t exactly follow what would be considered a normal path on his journey to his office in Tracy’s City Hall, where he works as the City’s finance director.
His sojourn actually took him more than 3,000 miles from where he now calls home.
Twistol grew up in Bloomington and majored in accounting at Southwest Minnesota State University, graduating in 2011. He also studied Spanish and earned a Spanish degree while at SMSU as well. After graduation, he began mission work, traveling to Mexico and Ecuador, spending about seven years between the two.
“I helped with construction and interpreting at a Bible college in Encinada, Mexico, and I was a student for a couple semesters also,” he said.
Twistol taught math for two years at a Christian school in the jungle in Ecuador before returning to Mexico where he took a course on church planning before heading to Guadalajara to help a friend with his church. He also taught English and math while in Guadalajara.
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