Feb 26, 2008

RIP Ryan Keith Jones

Ryan left this earth on February 26th, 2008 at the age of 27 in Tempe, AZ. Born May 12th, 1980 in Seattle, Ryan grew up in Bellevue attending Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School. He attended college at Central Washington University and Arizona State University.

Ryan is survived by his parents Genie and Terry, sister Kylee, brother Dustin, "Brother" Uncle Shawn, niece Kavara, nephew Kovey and the absolute love of his life, his son Caiden. Ryan has extensive family and friends from Washington, British Columbia, Ellensburg, Arizona and Florida that are all incredibly important to Ryan and are all deeply saddened by his passing.

Ryan's main occupation in life was to make people have fun. He loved his family, the beach, the sun, mountain-boarding, music, a good party and animals of all types.

Ryan was our roommate since end of October 2007. Ryan decided to accepted the invitation to come live with us after a long year or two in WA. For some reason it seemed that Ryan always listened to what Tyler had to say so it seemed to be a good fit for him to join us. He was a great friend of Tyler's throughout college and afterwards as well. He was an usher at our wedding and also caught my garter at our wedding. The great memories are way to many to count and he always could put a smile on your face.

A note from Tyler to Ryan on his myspace...
Last night you were driven to an act that I will never understand, and I'm sorry it happened. I feel like I did every thing I could to help you better your situation, and get on a path to success. I hope you know that everything I did was just the surface of what I would have done for you. You have been a very close friend of mine, and I have always been here to support you, and motivate you. I will miss you, I will miss the good times, and I will always wonder what could have been. Wherever you are now, I hope you are happy, I hope you can see the love everyone has for you, I hope you can watch out for your son, I hope you can be stress free and not worry about some of the tough hands you have been dealt throughout life. You are missed my friend. And the song "Apologize" will forever have a different tone after today. Rest in peace my friend, I will see you someday...and we will mountain board the biggest mountain the heavens have to offer. -Tyler

Feb 20, 2008

Camelback Mtn

Well Claire, Candace and Tinker decided to explore Phoenix City park trails and did the summit trail on Camelback Mountain.

Camelback Mountain towers above Phoenix and Scottsdale, is a well-known and prominent landmark. The 2,704-foot peak, the highest point in the Phoenix Mountains, is a two-summited mountain that looks like a kneeling camel to the imaginative eye. The higher, eastern summit forms the camel’s hump, while the lower summit to the west is called The Head. The mountain and its hiking trails are easily accessible, offering a quick getaway that feels far from Phoenix’s teeming freeways. The 1.2-mile Summit Trail, one of the most popular hikes in the area, is a steep, well-maintained path that climbs to the summit of Camelback Mountain.

Feb 18, 2008

Tyler Matney is promoted to West Region Sales Trainer

To: West Region
From: Vice President Residential Sales

RE: Tyler Matney is promoted to West Region Sales Trainer

We are pleased to announce that Tyler Matney has been promoted to the position of Sales Trainer for the West Region.

Tyler has been with Protection One as an FCR in the Phoenix Branch since July of 2006. Prior to joining Protection One he spent almost four years with United Natural Foods in sales, sales management and national accounts. He graduated from Central Washington University in 2003 with a BA in Psychology.

Tyler lives in Phoenix with his wife Claire where they spend their spare time enjoying the outdoors by hiking and camping.

Tyler will report directly to Jim Boots, Vice President Residential Sales.

Please join us in congratulating Tyler on his promotion to the West Region Sales Trainer. We are very excited about the positive impact he has already had on his region and are confident that he will continue to be a great asset to the Protection One team.