Carroll White REMC’s apprentice meter technician, Tyler Blankenship
(right), enjoys traveling with his family. He’s shown during a recent trip
out west with wife Kayla and children Josie and Kaiden.

Carroll White REMC’s new apprentice meter technician, Tyler Blankenship, is enthusiastic about his job and its potential. His favorite part of being part of the co-op team:
“Most definitely being outside and getting the proper training to be a great meter tech!”

A Navy veteran, Blankenship — who started at the REMC on Jan. 24 —previously worked for Norfolk Southern and had other “minor jobs,” he said. “My heating and cooling experience from the military, strong work ethic with an ability to learn are what I bring to the table to assist REMC.”

Blankenship was born in Roanoke, Virginia; moved to West Virginia when he was three; then moved to Indiana at age nine.  A 2008 graduate of Peru High School, he continues to live in Peru.

He and his wife, Kayla, have been together for 13 years and married for 10 years. They have two children: Josie, 12, and Kaiden, 9. Kayla is a service advisor at Grissom Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram in Bunker Hill.

Getting to know Tyler Blankenship

  • Favorite movies: Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump
  • Hobbies: Video games, traveling and cars
  • Life philosophy: “Dream as if you’ll live forever; live as if you’ll die today.”
  • What he wants you to know about him: “I am hands-down the coolest guy you’ll ever meet!”