Ryan Carlson


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Q: How are you connected to lupus and/or related autoimmune diseases? 
A: Family friend

Q: What inspired you to serve on the board of directors? 
A: I’ve been personally impacted by lupus as a close family friend has courageously fought the disease for over a decade. Consequently, I’ve seen firsthand the critical role Lupus Link Minnesota plays in raising awareness and mobilizing resources to help overcome the challenges lupus presents to those affected.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish and contribute as a board member for Lupus Link Minnesota? 
A: Raise money and awareness for lupus and related autoimmune diseases to ultimately find a cure.

Q: Let's hear your best pitch: Why should someone support Lupus Link Minnesota? 
A: One in every 200 people has lupus. It not only impacts those individuals’ lives but also their friends’ and families’ lives. Don’t wait for it to affect you. Help today.

Q: Tell us about your family. 
A: My wife Amy and I have two children, Paige and Graham.

Q. Name a hero of yours. Why that person? 
A. Joe Montana – the greatest quarterback of all time. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an NFL QB.

Q. What do you like to do in your spare time? 
A. Outside of time with family, I love to hunt, fish, golf and read.

Q. What's one thing that would surprise us about you? 
A. My first job out of college was at a dude ranch.