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Hi I'm Ryan

I 'm an avid cyclist and skier. I'm a CPA. I'm a husband and father to three young boys...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I met my beautiful wife 10 years ago at school and we've been blessed with three wonderful boys - ranging from 2 to 6 years old. My family means more to me than anything else. We enjoy spending time together, watching each other grow up and progress. My boys are at the age where they "soak everything in" and it's important to me to be there and help them develop new talents and learn the important things of life. I enjoy coaching my boys in sports, spending time together as a family outdoors, and with whatever time may be left spending it with my wonderful wife. I work full-time as a financial officer for an international outdoor apparel company. As a licensed CPA, I also serve as a consultant for several other small businesses. With a collegue of mine from school, I also have a payroll processing business. It may sound like way too much, but I enjoy being busy and look forward to hopefully learning something new each day. In terms of hobbies and interests, my entire life has revolved around cycling and skiing. Reared under the wings of a fun yet very competitive father, I was competing at both disciplines from a very early age and continued to do so at a high level through my college years. Although I don't compete as much anymore, they are still important passtimes for me and my family and I enjoy being outdoors spending my time on either a bike or a pair of skis where I gain a sense of personal liberty and separation from the ups and downs of everyday life.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in a Mormon family and believed much of what I was taught as a small child, I didn't attend church regularly in my youth and it wasn't until my freshman year at school that I really began to develop a strong testimony of what it means to be a Mormon. Shortly thereafter I decided to go on a two year church mission to Peru and that was one of the best decisions I ever made. I have never looked back and am grateful for the Church and all it has done for me personally and my family. The Church makes me a better person and helps me always remember what is most important in life. I am a Mormon, and am proud of my religion, even though I live in a country where religion still suffers from some misconceptions and misunderstandings.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is much more than just a Sunday hobby. As a member of the Mormon faith in our community, I have had different opportunities to serve. It's through serving that we are able to become less self-centered and more Christlike. I often have the opportunity to teach other members during our Sunday meetings, to visit other members in their home during the week, to provide community service when called upon at anytime, to help members with physical tasks such as moving in and out of their homes. It's an everyday way of life. Although everything we do is on a volunteer basis, I am grateful for the opportunities to serve and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.