Justin is a lifelong Alaskan…well, almost. He was born on the big island of Hawaii and moved to Alaska at the age of four. Justin entered the mortgage business in 2001, and is a co-owner of First Rate Financial, a local Mortgage Brokerage. He has helped thousands of families purchase their first home and achieve the dream of homeownership and now leads a team of Mortgage professionals to do the same. Justin loves raising his three beautiful daughters in Alaska, sharing with them all that he enjoyed as a child. Today you will find him downhill skiing riding his fat-tire bike during the winter months and in the summer, competing in triathlon and bicycle races, camping, hiking, and remote rafting adventures
I choose to give my time, and resources to Mothers Against Addiction because I have seen the value in giving people a safe place to talk. Mothers Against Addiction mission is in part, to Silence the Stigmatism, it is not until this is done that we can begin to see people heal from this disease and not die. When we, through MAA, create a resource for people struggling with and through addiction, together we can heal, help others heal, help those in recovery find a path to thrive, and protect the youngest generation. Only if and not until we talk about it, talk loud, talk often, unite in one cause and become one large force.
Ryan Blair, is an experienced entrepreneur with over 24 years of creating and coordinating highly successful companies. Ryan has a broad range of experience across multiple industries ranging from agriculture, fitness, health, and wellness, as well as construction and design. He has held numerous roles ranging from owner/operator, business development, operational oversight, and various management or leadership positions.
Ryan’s ingenuity, honesty and creativity help him think outside the box to make concepts come to life and find creative solutions to business challenges. He is an active family-man and member of his community, previously coaching for his children’s softball, baseball, and soccer teams, while also serving on different Board of Directors roles. Some of Blair’s personal hobbies and interests include hanging out with his family, the beach, golf, hiking, skiing, camping, tennis, hockey, baseball & softball, travel / exploring and most any outdoor activity.
He joined the Board of Mother’s Against Addiction for personal reasons, having lost his middle brother to drugs and addiction in his early 20’s. Ryan would like to help create awareness and a support system, to assist individuals and families navigating these difficult challenges in life.
I see myself as a learning machine: I study business models, durable competitive advantages, and psychology. My personal vision is “to positively and sustainably impact community and humankind”. Today, I follow that vision as CEO of a multi-unit franchise operation in the health & wellness industry, and as a Results Coach to company founder.
As a father of two, and with an aim of consciously raising our children, I recognize the difficulty of addressing addiction in an environment of easy access to highly addictive substances. How do we as parents lead our children towards information that can lower their risk of addiction? What supportive behaviors do we need to exhibit as parents to lead them into a life free of detrimental addiction? I am a founding Executive Board Member with Mothers Against Addiction to make a difference for children and parents in addressing the U.S. addiction epidemic.
Donavon Warren has always had a passion for movies and storytelling. He owns several businesses, including Loaded Dice Films and Loaded Media. Donavon also has a love for technology, which is evident in his company Iso Brain.