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Hi I'm Ryan

Hi I'm Ryan, I'm a husband, father, pediatric dentist, soccer player/coach,water skier, mtn biker, wanna-be surfer & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live with my wife and kids in a great place we chose to live in so we can raise our family and be close to extended family but not too close! My wife and I are currently raising 4 pre-teen kids, that happen to be amazing, and are trying to learn to balance our various "lives"! My "lives" include father, son, brother, pediatric dentist, small business owner, homeowner, "board member" for non-profits, church member, missionary, stake leader, home teacher, cubmaster, friend, Boy Scout Leader, alumni, official soccer score keeper, soccer coach, and community member.

Why I am a Mormon

It's definitely a challenge trying to balance all these "lives" but the true challenge is not just knowing how to prioritize these "lives" but putting into practice the priority list in my everyday life! I'm a pretty good juggler but really how is it all suppose to happen? The gospel gives me not just guidance and advice as far as how to prioritize my "lives" but I can get personalized and ongoing direction from my Father in Heaven and my Brother and Savior Jesus Christ. Who better to guide and direct me than those who have a personal vested interest in me and the work that I am doing. All those "lives" I live, are truly just wrapped into one. When I am living those "lives" I am really serving my fellow man and therefore serving my God. I do get worried and frustrated about my "lives" but the Gospel keeps me grounded with my feet firmly planted and moving in the right direction, I need course correction and to be humbled often. As long as I keep plugging along and doing my Father's will and following the example of Jesus Christ, I am happy in this life and will be able to be with my family through eternity!

How I live my faith

I try and be a good example. Its easy to say the right things, a little harder to do the right things, but really hard to do the right things for the right reasons! I am a father to 4 small kids, who watch and listen to everything I do and say. I work with children all day who tell me when I have stinky breath or look old or fat. I also work with a dozen women, including my mother, who depend on me, help me fulfill the vision of my business, and watch me like a hawk. I am a soccer coach for 30 something 5 through 12 year old kids who want to have fun and learn from me. I am surrounded by people who are looking to me for something, for each one its something different, but all I can do is be the best I can be and if I am trying to be like Jesus that's the best me there is.