Tyler Hickman…My family that consists of my lovely wife Lorie, and my son Mason are doing well. We have survived the COVID-19 pandemic with our health and much appreciation for the little things in life. I am employed by Dollar General, and have the privilege to lead our Perishable Merchandising team as the Vice President. Lorie works for a small accounting firm (LEM) where she is responsible for small company’s bookkeeping and payroll along with tax preparation. Mason is chasing his dream to be a pitcher in the MLB. He is currently in the Cleveland Guardian’s farm system, and was at the Akron Rubber Ducks AA affiliate. We have lived in Hendersonville, TN since 2005. Hendersonville is a northern suburb of Nashville, TN.
I enjoy playing golf, running, watching SEC sports (football, basketball, and baseball), and relaxing with family and friends. I am an avid sports fan and also enjoy my Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cleveland Guardians. One of my best vacations in recent memory was in 2019 when Lorie and I along with some or our closest friends were in Omaha, NE for 11 days for the College World Series. My son played for Vanderbilt, and was the starting pitcher for in game 3 of the National Championship. Vanderbilt won the National Championship in game 3, and that was the pinnacle moment of the trip. Most people would not think Omaha, NE to be a vacation destination, but during the College World Series this city become magical for a baseball junkie. Additionally, anytime I can spend in Destin, FL is simply fantastic. Nothing beats Destin’s white sugar beaches and emerald waves.
My fondest memories of Osco are too numerous to count. The thing that made Osco special to me were the people, and how much they cared about each other and our customers. I guess that is where our tagline came from “Count on People Who Care”. Osco’s associates were truly the “Special Sauce” from the store support center, the distribution centers, to our stores. I was blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside so many talented people, and collectively they help me become the professional I am today.