Hello everyone, I'm Tyler Yomantas! I just started at the RACVB as a summer marketing intern and photographer. I have lived in the Rockford area all my life, and I graduated last year from Guilford High School. I am currently a student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design pursuing my BFA in photography. I have been a photographer for just over 7 years.

My first blog features some of my favorite photos from the past week from events such as: the live interview with WGN featuring Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and Mayor Larry Morrisey, along with a Press Conference for Rockford Sharefest, Landscaping for Forest City Beautiful, Tough Mudder (shown above), and the Rockford Marathon.

WGN Wired

Rockford Mayor, Larry Morrisey talks with WGN Chicago reporter, Ana Belaval, about the Cheap Trick additions to Downtown Rockford since their Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame induction during a live interview at Wired Cafe in Downtown Rockford, Monday, May 16, 2016

FCB planting
Landscapers plant flowers at a planter at the intersection of N. Main and Mulberry Street in Downtown Rockford, Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Sharefest Press Conference

Rockford Mayor, Larry Morrisey, talks to Rockford Sharefest volunteers and the media during a press conference at Heartland Community Church, Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Tough Mudder Tennis

Participants play water tennis in the Arctic Enema during Tough Mudder at Chicago Rockford International Airport, Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Tough Mudder Electro Shock

Participants link arms before running into the Electroshock Therapy during Tough Mudder at Chicago Rockford International Airport, Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Rockford Marathon Street View

Runners are seen running down N. Main Street at the start of the Rockford Marathon, Sunday, May 22, 2016.

Rockford Marathon on Main Street

Runners clog the streets in Downtown Rockford, Sunday, May 22, 2016.

Rockford Marathon American Flag

A participant of the Rockford Marathon is seen crossing the finish line while carrying an American Flag, Sunday, May 22, 2016.