Ryan Nay has been selected as the Fall 2018 Member Spotlight. Ryan is the son of Carol and John Nay of Farmington. He has two brothers, Josh and Jeremy, who has passed away. Ryan is 38 years old and attended North Marion High School.
Ryan has only been attending programs at the Disability Action Center for 1 ½ years but it seems as though he has been a part of the center for many years. Ryan participates in nearly every program offered at the DAC and has been chosen for specialty programs like the Abilibots (Robotics), LIFE Project and the RURAL Program.
Ryan’s previous work experience includes working at Little Caesar’s, Burger King, and most recently as an apprentice with the RURAL Program at the Homestead Farm Center.
Back in high school Ryan enjoyed sports and played Defensive Back at Brookwood High in Alabama before returning to his favorite’s the North Marion Huskies. He is an avid music fan, loves Christian music, and his favorite movie is the Karate Kid. Ryan’s favorite television show is The Big Bang Theory and his favorite food is country friend steak.
Ryan is very involved in all DAC programs and often times takes on leadership and support roles. He is a graduate of the 2018 LIFE Project and was named the 2018 LIFE Ambassador Award for his leadership and positive attitude throughout the program.
In addition to the DAC, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, playing pool with his brother, attending North Marion football games, and he is a member of New Beginnings Worship Center.
Ryan says that the DAC has given him a reason to live. He has been through many struggles in his life and the DAC has been good for him, giving him the opportunity to meet and be a part of positive friendships. Anyone that knows Ryan can see his positive attitude and his desire to share with others his experiences. He loves talking and getting to know others and truly cares about people. Congratulations Ryan, we are proud to have you as our member spotlight.