Rian grew up in Ephrata, Grant County, Washington and graduated from Ephrata High School before leaving to pursue his college education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador. After completing his undergraduate degree at BYU, Rian graduated with his law degree with honors from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. Rian has resided in Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington since December 2006, with his wife and four children.
Rian has a great love for Grant County and all that the County offers its residents and he is actively involved in making it a better place to live. Rian joined Earl & Edwards, PLLC in September 2023. Before joining Earl & Edwards, PLLC, Rian worked as an attorney for Fielding Law Group in Royal City, WA from August 2019 until September 2023, where his primary focus was on representing people who had been injured due to the negligence of others in car/truck accidents, semi-truck accidents, and slip and fall/premise liability accidents. Rian also worked as an associate attorney and partner at Schultheis Tabler Wallace, PLLC in Ephrata, WA from October 2006 to July 2019, where his primary practice areas were personal injury, real estate transactions and litigation, agricultural business, commercial/business law, guardianships/serving as a court appointed GAL and immigration law.
Outside of work, Rian enjoys spending time with his wife, four children, large extended family, and friends, volunteering in his Church, and coaching youth soccer teams. Rian also enjoys backpacking, fly-fishing and fishing, camping, kayaking, basketball, soccer, and playing board games. Rian speaks Spanish fluently.