Greetings- my name is Ryan Walseth. It is truly a privilege to have been elected as a Director on the Thief River Falls School Board. I grew up and graduated as a Prowler and am proud to be serving the same school district that prepared me for the future.
I am actively involved in the Facility Board Committee, Policy Board Committee, Strategic Planning Board Committee, Activities & Athletics Committee, Technology Advisory Committee and MEC Outreach.
I am the owner of Bergan Travel in Thief River Falls, which has been a very enjoyable career for the past 11+ years. I am also co-chair of the TRF Downtown Development Association and am past-chair of the TRF Chamber of Commerce. I have a lot of pride in Thief River Falls and will work hard to keep it as a great place to live and work. I strongly believe in volunteering for these and many other great organizations, in order to give back to Thief River Falls.
My wife, Stephanie, is an RN at Sanford Health in TRF. I have three children- Leyton, a junior at Lincoln High School, Georgia, a sixth grader at Franklin, and Brielle, who is in fourth grade at Challenger elementary. With three kids in sports and activities, we have quite a busy household. In the summer, we like to travel (of course) and spend time with family at our lake home on Maple Lake. You will probably catch me traveling to see a Pearl Jam concert or two each year, as well as listening to my ever-growing vinyl collection at home.
We have such a great place to live- I really do appreciate what we have in Thief River Falls. I also believe that with a little work and common sense, we can make it even better.