A Moment that Changed Our Lives Foever
How this foundation got its start…
WHo we ARE
Co-Founder / President
Austin is the other founding member of Tyon’s Treasure Chest Foundation and was lucky enought to given the title of “Dad” from Tyson in 2010. In addition to being a full time dad, Austin does all the website design, assists with the stratigic planning and fundraising and tries to make sure the foundation is operating in accordance with all state and federal laws. During the day he works works for Duncan Aviation as a Airframe Serice Sales representive assisting private & corporate aircraft owners and operators.
Co-Founder / ChairmanLiz is not only a founder of the Tysons Treasure Chest Foundation, she is Tyson’s Mom. Her passions are her children, photography and art. In addition to Tyson, she is the proud mother to two more boys. Riley, born in 2010 and Kyle, born in 2014. Liz is the driving force behind all the creative designs and social media for the foundation that bears her son’s name. When she is not building chests or being a supermom, she is the proud owner of Tyson’s Studio by Liz where she is a photographer capturing all of lifes special moments.
JP on KX
DirectorJames or JP as we all know him, is the morning show host of KZKX 96.9 FM’s “JP and Lauren in the morning”. He first met Tyson in 2012 while Tyson was recording a commercial for the community blood bank. JP, like everyone who had the chance to meet Tyson, fell in love with him immediately. JP continues to be a champion for Pediatric Cancer Awareness in our community. In additon to being a key member of our stratigic planning team, He is vital in promoting our annual Golf tournament and servers as media guru.
DirectorDanelle has been a close friend of Liz’s since 2007. She first met Tyson when he was 3 years old and remained a close figure in his life. During the day, Danelle works as an independent hair stylist in Lincoln. In addition to serving on our board, Danelle assists with many aspect of fundraising for Tyson’s Treasure Chest. She enjoys spending time with her husband KC and beautiful daughter Avery Ann born in 2016.
Randy has donated his time to the foundation since 2017 when he became a member of our board of directors. Randy brings a wealth of experience with him. He works during the day as a Procurment Manager for Tecumseh Poultry. When he is not busy at work or donating his time to further our cause, he enjoys taking in a round of Golf, watching the Huskers play or spending time with this wife and two children.
Emma has served on the board of directors since 2017 and brings a great deal of energy and passion to our board. She handles our social media presence for the foundation and is a vital member of our creative planning team. Like her husband Jeremiah, Emma was also a stand out athlete for the University of Nebraska. Emma played goalkeeper on the soccer team from 2010-2013. She is the All-time saves leader for the Lady Huskers and earned many other National honors during her playing career as well.
Jeremiah first met Tyson in 2012 during a tour of memoiral stadium. He lifted tyson up to touch the famous horseshoe that starts the tunnel walk and walked his way into our lives forever. A former Offesnsive lineman for Nebraska from 2010-2013, Jeremiah is now a member of the Minnesota Vikings. When he is not playing football Jeremiah dedicates a lot of his free time to brings awareness to Pediatic Cancer. Jeremiah has served on the Board of directors since 2017