I am Tyler Dinsmoor. I make sheep skins.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3:16
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.Ephesians 2:8-9
Why have a website?
This website has things about me, mostly for my kids to have a “living biography” and also in case anyone else finds information here interesting or useful.
To help make a living.
What else about you?
I live in Western Washington, Whidbey Island close to the Naval Air Station, and have since I came with the Navy in January of 2014.
I was saved to Christ in 2018 after stumbling across some hard preaching snippets by Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church against degeneracy.
I owe much of who I am to my beloved Grandfather Mark Warren Smith who died January 2019 unexpectedly of a heart attack. He was an extremely skilled metal fabricator and an even better dad. He was a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War as an artilleryman. In many ways I have become like him, and I am happy about that.
The 7 years and 3 months with the U.S. Navy was some of the best and absolute worst times of my life. It caused great strain in the relationship with my wife, but also help turned me into the man I am today. I spent a total of 1.5 years of that time deployed, for a 9 month stint to Japan to watch China and another 9 months in Bahrain and Qatar to spy on the other countries over there that are foolishly trying to operate their economies without usury.
I planned to make a career, but I unexpectedly retired from the Navy in September of 2020 due to a injury sustained in my early training that ended up leaving me medically unfit for continued naval service as a First Class Petty Officer.
Now I provide for my family with animal husbandry (mostly processing skins), metalwork (blacksmith goods), and gardening to offset the cost of living. My worth is based on my family and how I use my land.