The Early Years
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The Later Years
[/vc_column_text][vc_images_carousel images=”141,142,143,144,145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157,158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165″ img_size=”full” speed=”2000″ slides_per_view=”5″ autoplay=”yes” hide_pagination_control=”yes” hide_prev_next_buttons=”yes” wrap=”yes”][vc_separator color=”turquoise” style=”double” border_width=”3″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ryan had various interests that he shared with friends through the years. Early on he began fishing with Michael Fisher and his father and grandfather. He was introduced to hunting with the Fisher family as well. Later he hunted on the Robinson Ranch and Haynes Cosper showed him how to shoot a deer. At about 9 years old Ryan started racing BMX at Capitol City BMX at the old Pond Springs location. He made many good friends and moved through the ranks in BMX at a quick pace. He raced in almost every state and even won major races in Mexico and England. I have to think that these years were some of the happiest and most care free years of his life. One summer we took the S&S trailer and left in early June and returned in mid July. We would set up at races and sell bike parts and he would race and make new friends.
After high school graduation Ryan went to work at Gaston & Sheehn Auctioneers and attened auctioneering school. He began at the bottom and learned every aspect of the business. He could drive everything from a fork lift to a Porshe. He had so much ability and was so mechanical. He enjoyed working with the jewelery and became a self taught appraiser. We would marvel at his knowledge of Rolex watches and could almost always know how much money a piece would bring at auction. Ryan became known in this field and many valued his opinion on good gold and fine diamonds.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]