Malugani's family moved to Fairhope, Baldwin County when his father, Rick, accepted the pastorship at Fairhope Christian Church. He earned his Eagle Scout badge with Boy Scout Troop 47, having completed a service project to install memorial benches at the Fairhope Elks Lodge. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in history at UAB while minoring in theater. He worked as an intern at Sloss and continued to volunteer there after graduating in 2015, and assisted with special projects before being invited to join the staff in February 2017.
Malugani helped transition the attraction's "Historic Night Tours" from its focus on ghost stories to more documented accounts of industrial fatalities.
- "Dabney Bragg & Ty Malugani: A Mountain Brook Wedding." (January 1, 2019) Mountain Brook magazine
- "Uncover the mystery of Sloss with its education coordinator." (October 2019) Birmingham magazine