. Rian is a sheep rancher, writer, photographer, and poet. Rian and his cousin are the current caretakers of their family sheep ranch in Fairview which has been in operation since the 1860’s.
Rian has been an avid photographer since he was a boy. Even though the farm and ranch consume most of his time, he takes every opportunity to get out and photograph the beauties of nature. He graduated from North Sanpete High School, Snow College and Utah State University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography. Rian is the father of 6 children and has 22 grandchildren.