Ryan is the eldest son of Jim Hartwell, and learning everything he can about the business from his dad. Having been raised in St. Joseph, Ryan moved out west and lived in Colorado for a few years before returning to join our staff. Ryan is an athlete; he has completed six half IRONMAN competitions and one full IRONMAN. When not in the office, he enjoys various activities with his wife, Lauryn, including biking and skiing. Ryan is passionate about Domino's pizza—he worked for Domino's in college—and Chicago sports teams, cheering loudly for the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Cubs. Ryan is active in his local church, helping with the kids programs and serving in the men’s ministry. One interesting thing about Ryan, if you look closely you’ll notice that his eyes are two different colors.