Tyler Hollinger: Owner, HighLife Productions & Co-Founder, Secret Summer

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Tyler Hollinger graduated from Boston College and in 2013 founded Highlife Productions, a model staffing agency and experiential marketing company focusing on fashion labels, emerging brands, and burgeoning tech companies. In addition to being an entrepreneur Tyler is an accomplished actor appearing in over 50 Network TV shows, Studio & Independent films, NYC theater, and major commercial campaigns. He has performed alongside such luminaries as Robert DeNiro, Paul Sorvino, Eric Roberts, Keith David, Chukwudi Iwuji, Lucy Walters, Dolf Lundgren. As a creator he has written, directed, and produced many independent films that have premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won awards and distribution nationwide.

What do I do best?

Give value. What we are about is our community and following of 21-40yr olds who love great cocktails and amazing parties. I am obsessed with how to do more. More music, more variety of cocktails a newer event every time. For me it is depth not width. How deep can we go to makes sure you have an amazing time. That is why 95% of people come back year after year. Also on a personal note I am an expert salsa taster.

What makes me the best version of myself?

Humility. I don’t expect anything from anyone and I am grateful for everything I have and I never take anyone or anything for granted. Hustle and work.!

What are my aspirations?

Personally I would like to be able to continue to do what I love everyday. And then one day open a spice store celebrating the best spices New Jersey has to offer. They are very underrated in the culinary world

My Biggest Success?

I played a brutal game winning ping-pong match with Dolf Lundgren and half way thru it he told me he was gonna ‘break me’ Pretty sure that was when my life peaked.

My Most Challenging Moment?

The most difficult decisions are my failures. That is the only time you really learn. The greatest teacher failure is. -Yoda

My Motto?

Do it for the gram.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

Richard Branson, Gary Vaynerchuk, Derek Zoolander, Righ Said Fred

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Hawaii, Vietnam, Stockhom

My Favorite Products/Objects?

I’m really big into juicing right now. So I will say JuicePress :)

My Current Passions?

Obsucre Swedish films from the 1950’s translated into Japanese.