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Hi I'm Ryan

I am an Arizona native, a civil engineer, a sports fanatic, and a runner. Most of all, I'm a husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always been interested in the hows and whys of the world and the way things work. I am a civil engineer designing roads, utilities, renewable energy sites and parks. I am a critical thinker, a problem solver, and like to process things in a logical manner. I volunteer as a planning and zoning commissioner and on some other advisory councils for my community; I enjoy the opportunity to be involved. As a native of Arizona, I spent a lot of time in the pool and spent many summers lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons. One of the things that I enjoy most is running (even in the hot Arizona summers). I like to run anything from 5k events to full marathons. I have 4 kids who keep my wife and I very busy. Above all else, I enjoy being a father.

Why I am a Mormon

I realize that I make a lot of mistakes in my life. I am grateful for the Savior Jesus Christ and that His atonement allows me to repent and to be forgiven. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because my Father in Heaven responded to my prayers when I prayed to ask about whether it's teachings are true. The Lord's teachings, as revealed through prophets of old as well as the modern era, allow me to obtain the blessings I am looking for in my life. Those teachings help me understand how I can find happiness for myself and my family. I can't imagine trying to raise my children without the full knowledge of God's plan for us, or without the teachings of the Lord's prophets today.

How I live my faith

I volunteer within my community on various committees and advisory councils, and enjoy participating in community events. I enjoy visiting and talking with my neighbors and look for ways to serve them. I try to set a good example for my children. I believe that doing these things makes the world a little better.