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Hi I'm Ryan.

I enjoy life. I love my wife and kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Northeastern Arizona. I was blessed to have a mom and dad that loved me unconditionally, as I was a bit of a troublemaker. I was taught by my father how to work hard and saw a perfect example in him of how to be a loving husband and a great dad. My mother was patient and kind - I learned life lessons from her that influence me today. I believe I am the luckiest man in the world to have the woman of my dreams as my wife and 4 beautiful children that have made us who we are today. Life truly began for us, when our first child arrived, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I enjoy spending time together as a family. One of our favorite trips together is to the sand dunes in California, where we ride quads and play in the sand. Golfing is my favorite sport to play, as I can beat most of my friends!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My parents were converts, they joined in their early twenties. I chose to be baptized when I was eight years old, because I believed it would help me to develop values and faith, that I saw in not only my dad, but other individuals in my hometown that I looked up to. The gospel of Jesus Christ enables me to focus on the good things in this life and grow closer to him through service. The crowning belief within our church that I have gravitated to since I was a child, is that families can be together forever. It is comforting to me to know and understand this truth. There is a peace I feel as I know my family here on earth can be together for the eternities!

How I live my faith

I served a 2 year mission in Okinawa Japan when I was 19 years old. I have been home more years than I am willing to admit, but it was a great blessing to for me to focus on serving others for that time. With 3 other missionaries on a tiny island South of Okinawa, we built a church for a small group of members there. I will never forget the way that it made me feel, as I served the Lord and blessed the lives of some of his children in a far away land. I continue to look for ways to serve others - I make it point to do something nice for somebody else daily. Within our church we have organized activities and service projects that are excellent opportunities for me and my family to serve together.