Tyson was born and raised in Southwest Kansas. He graduated from Wichita County High School in 2003. He attended Hutchinson Community College for pre-pharmacy before being accepted into the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2005. Tyson graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2009 from KU, where he served as the class president and was an active member of organizations such as the National Community Pharmacy Association, where he served as a national student representative and committee member. He was also inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma, pharmacies national leadership society. He was passionate about coming back to Western Kansas to serve a small community and continue the legacy of independent pharmacy. Tyson worked in Lakin for J & J Pharmacy before coming to work at Grant County Drug. Tyson and his wife Emily purchased the store from previous owner, Jeff and Pam Menzie, in July of 2013.