My name is Ryan and ..

    * I work in IT as a Infrastructure Engineer/Integrator, one of my main duties is virtualization with VMware ESX.
    * I am entrepreneurial by nature.
    * My wife and I have 4 dogs (”io”, Jackson, Dixie and Cheyenne) and 2 cats (Mittens and Archie).
    * I founded the official Ubuntu Linux Forums in October of 2004. Since then its grown to be one of the largest Linux forums on the Internet. In June 2007 I transferred ownership to Canonical.
    * I am on the Ubuntu Forums Council where I serve as the Chairman and also maintain the technical aspect of the Ubuntu Forums.
    * I like to play World of Warcraft.
    * I am very interested in Apple/OSX, Linux, Storage, PHP, Virtualization, VMware, Hiking, Running and coffee.
    * I’ve been with my wife for 7 years and married 5 of those.

I try to contribute daily on the but mostly my work in Ubuntu is behind the scenes making sure the forums run smooth from a technical side and providing input on forum community related situations.

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