Ryan and Brenda first met in high school through mutual friends.
Their friendship grew into romance and shortly after graduating college, they were excited to settle down and marry.
They were married in downtown Kirkland at the waterfront pavilion on June 8, 2001.
After their ceremony, they took a boat cruise around Lake Washington for their reception.
This year marks the celebration of 10 years of a wonderful life together. Throughout their 10 years of marriage, they started a family, traveled to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. Ryan co-founded, developed and maintained successful companies, including telSPACE and mCASH.
Through business opportunities, he was also able to travel to France, Qatar, Egypt, U.A.E. and Morocco.
Brenda worked as a project manager for AT&T Wireless for six years, but chose in the last few years, to focus her time on raising their two daughters, ages 4 and 8.
They enjoy reading, camping, hiking, bowling and traveling.
Their hobbies include photography and running. In the last year, they have participated in a few half marathons with a full marathon goal in the near future.
Together, they are discovering the keys to a successful marriage by staying emotionally connected, supporting each other’s goals and needs, as well as finding common activities to enjoy together.
Ryan and Brenda look forward to many more adventurous, entertaining and loving years ahead.
Ryan is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and Brenda is from Bellevue, Wash.
They currently live in Woodinville.