HIGH PROFILE: Little Rock's Tyler Denton helps increase access to education, clean water, capital and markets in Africa

Tyler Denton helped open the Clinton Presidential Center in 2004. Now he’s helping increase access to education, clean water, capitaland markets in Africa, all while staying rooted in Little Rock.

Posted: November 26, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

“We throw a lot at Tyler, but I’ve never seen him thrown. Not once,” says Bono, lead singer of Irish band U2 about Tyler Denton

“We throw a lot at Tyler, but I’ve never seen him thrown. Not once,” says Bono, lead singer of Irish band U2 about Tyler Denton

If you're going to spend a year in Malawi, it's good to take some cheese dip.

SELF PORTRAIT

Robert Tyler Denton

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: Sept. 4, 1974, Little Rock

MY FAMILY IS: what motivates and drives me every day. I love being a husband and dad to my two boys more than anything in the world.

MY HOBBIES INCLUDE: being an urban tomato farmer, cooking, golf, camping with my wife and kids (in a Buffalo River cabin!).

MY FIRST TRIP TO AFRICA WAS: advancing the first leg of the first trip to sub-Saharan Africa by a sitting U.S. president (Bill Clinton, Ghana 1998).

THE LAST BOOK I READ WAS: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer.

THE LEGACY I HOPE TO LEAVE IS: showing my children that “when you pray, move your feet” (African Proverb), action makes a world of difference in the lives of many.

MY FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB IS: seeing people find and fulfill their own destiny.

THE BEST PART OF BEING ON THE QUORUM COURT IS: leading bipartisan efforts, like strengthening our water quality protections and promoting healthier lifestyles through our world-class bike paths and trails.

ONE WORD TO SUM ME UP: Energizer

“I’m proud that he’s continued to find new ways to make a difference, both locally and globally,” says former President Bill Clinton about Robert Tyle...

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