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Hi I'm Ryan

I am a Chiropractor. I have coached a few years of High School Football and love it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to camp and hunt in the beautiful Arizona White Mountains where I was born and raised. Growing up in a small town I couldn't wait to move as far from home as I could. I really enjoyed living in different areas like Kansas City, Portland, Tucson and all over Colorado but home is where I belong. My wife and I have four kids and one on the way and the older we get the more we wanted to come back home to Show Low to raise our kids. I've been running a few motels that are apart of the family heritage but recently I purchased a chiropractic office in a small nearby town. It's been stressful buying and running a new business in this economy but I know it will go well. I went to the University of Arizona for some of my undergraduate education so I am a huge Wildcats fan. We went to chiropractic college in Portland, Oregon and really loved all the Northwest had to offer. I love being with my family and kids going shooting, camping, working in the yard, riding quads or bikes, and gardening.The last fun thing about me, I guess, is that I love sports and have been an assistant coach for Show Low High School. Right now, I'm out of coaching but I can't wait to get back into it.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many members I was born into a family that had the gospel but my family was a little different. We weren't the church going, die hard LDS family. My parents struggled going to church and my dad had a few issues to work on. I personally had great friends and leaders in the Church who instilled in me a desire to go to church and I grew to love the gospel. But then the missionaries for the church started coming by to visit my family when I was in High School. We loved the Spirit that they brought with them and my parents responded really well to the messages they shared. My parents started coming to church and it was great. My dad was able to overcome a few habits that he'd had for 20+ years and then after a lot of hardwork, my family was able to go to the Mesa Temple to be sealed for time and all eternity. I served a mission to Colorado a few years later.

How I live my faith

My life has been filled with ups and downs just like everyone elses. But the one thing that I've learned to be true is that our Savior is always there for us. Even if we've pushed Him away for years, the very moment we are ready to turn back to Him, His arms are wide open to us. I feel so much peace in my life knowing that I'm following Him and the path He has laid out for me. As of yesterday I was called to be the Executive Secretary (an adminstrative position) in our ward. Its a calling that I'm excited to be a part of and show my willingness to serve Him. My family has regular family prayers both morning and night. We have a Family Home Evening on Mondays where we have a chance to really teach our kids the gospel and just be focused on them. Sometimes those Mondays are just pure fun, going to get ice cream or playing a game together. We also read from the Book of Mormon at nights. These events are always interesting since my kids are all pretty young but I feel they get something from it, either just seeing how important it is that we do it or they might pick up on some of the priniciples that are taught. In the community I try to help out when I can. Life is busy but I think service really opens our eyes to the needs of others and we are more grateful for what we have. I've helped cut firewood for widows, cleaned yards, helped people move, etc. etc. The last way I live my faith is by attending the Temple. I believe the Temple is the pathway back to our Heavenly Father. I know it shows our faith in the life after this mortal life. I love the peace and blessing from attending the Temple.