Goody Tyler graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S.N. and later a M.S.N. in Nurse Anesthesia. He formerly served as a nurse in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, serving a 90 day tour at a Forward Operating Base hospital in Afghanistan. He also worked as a nurse anesthetist in Greenville, NC, and the Bon Secours Hospital System in Norfolk. Goody previously served on the Campaign Cabinet and is a current member of the Campaign Steering Committee (2020) of the For the Bold campaign. Tyler volunteers at the local zoo in Norfolk as a trail host and serves as an at-large director on the Road Runners Club of America board. He has also volunteered in the past for the American Red Cross and the Norfolk Botanical Garden. His wife Elizabeth “Bee” McLeod was both an alumna of William & Mary and an emerita of the W&M Libraries Board of Directors. Goody was named an honorary William & Mary alumnus in 2011.