RyanVanBooven.com - About Me
    I was born on November 5, 1983 to my parent Mike and Betty and have a younger brother, Jeff. My dad and I have enjoyed many adventures throughout the country, and my mother and I have done many activities together from teaching me the finer points of laundry, cooking and baking, cleaning, sewing.
I attended St. Charles West High School, and graduated with honors in June of 2002. In December 2006 after 4.5 years graduated from the University of Missouri - Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology), with a BS degree in mechanical engineering. During my time there I was active in a variety of organizations: UMR Newman Center, Thomas Jefferson Hall Association, Residence Hall Association, and the National Residence Hall Honorary. During the 03-04 and 04-05 school years I was a Resident Assistant, during the 05-06 I was the President of the Thomas Jefferson Hall Association, and spent several semesters as the Secretary/Treasurer of National Residence Hall Honorary. Also during my time at UMR I did many crazy things such as: wrestle in ramen, duct taped to a wall, nakie time at football games, and much, much more.
During my may years with the Boy Scouts, I had the opportunities to participate in many fun and challenging activities, including three trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM, and a trip to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. While at Philmont I have been able to experience the great views that Philmont has to offer, including those from, Mt. Baldy, Mt, Phillips, and the Tooth of Time. I have completed numerous mile swims, and have camped over 100 nights of camping and have hiked over 500 miles. On July 19, 1999, I earned the Rank of Eagle Scout.
I resided in St. Peters, MO until I moved to Newport News, VA in May 2007 to pursue a career at with Huntington Ingalls Industries at their shipyard in Newport News, VA. I perform structural analysis on equipment which used in construction and overhaul of the carriers. I have had many interesting projects which have provided me many challenges. Working in a shipyard which builds 95,000 ton carriers, makes a lot of things seems very small/light. A 3400 pound stock car seems light when chucks of pipe, the size of me weigh, 5000 pounds.
I enjoy watching auto racing, especially the National Association Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). I believe the Camping World Truck Series is the best racing NASCAR has to offer and has hosted some of the best racing I have seen in recent years. Even though he may be gone, Dale Earnhardt is still my favorite driver.

My Favorites
Color: Green
Number: 3
Food: Edy's Double Fudge Brownie Ice Cream
Movie: Smokey and the Bandit
TV Shows: Amazing Race, Deadliest Catch, Gold Rush, Hell's Kitchen, NCIS, Survivor
Sport: Auto Racing
Sports Hero: Dale Earnhardt
Cartoon Character: Tweedy Bird


Sates I visted
States I have Visited in Green.

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Denver, CO
Dover, DE
Hartford, CT
Springfield, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Des Moines, IA
Frankfort, KY
Baton Rouge, LA
Augusta, ME
Annapolis, MD
Boston, MA
Lansing, MI
St. Paul, MN
Jackson, MS
Jefferson City, MO
Helena, MT
Lincoln, NE
Concord, NH
Trenton, NJ
Albany, NY
Raleigh, NC
Bismarck, ND
Columbus, OH
Oklahoma City, OK
Harrisburg, PA
Providence, RI
Columbia, SC
Nashville, TN
Austin, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Montpelier, VT
Richmond, VA
Charleston, WV
Madison, WI

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Canadian Providences & Territories I visted
Canadian Providences & Territories I have Visited in Red.
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