Founder, ORA Technologies LLC
Tyler Ortego is a coastal engineer and avid entrepreneur with a passion for commercializing promising technologies in the public sector arena. Mr. Ortego uses his prior experience as a water resources engineering consultant to identify opportunities, navigate the regulatory environment and get proprietary products specified into public sector contracts. Mr. Ortego has implemented engineering testing protocols required to get products approved for agency use. Mr. Ortego is a graduate of Louisiana State University with both a B.S. and M.S. in Biological Engineering. Mr. Ortego’s academic training focused on biological processes, wetland science and coastal engineering. His research focused on oyster growth and mechanical properties of biologically enhanced concrete for use in shoreline protection structures. Mr. Ortego has experience in all stages of implementing large scale, high profile, and sometimes controversial, coastal protection and restoration projects.