My name is Ryan and I am a Martina McBride super fan!
I am an elementary school math specialist in New Jersey. The majority of my work is with children who are struggling with mathematics and who have poor opinions of themselves as students. I love to inspire them to take pride, not only in their work, but in themselves. My ability to motivate people comes from Martina and her music! She has been such an inspiration to me and her songs have enabled me to persevere as a person, a teacher and as my second great passion– a marathon runner.
My drive to the school where I teach takes over one hour each way, and Martina songs are always playing and making the drive better! With regard to my marathon running, (23 thus far) “Anyway” has been my number one motivational song for all races. The lyrics to this song are tattooed on my thigh as a reminder to run, sing, dream, and love anyway!
I have seen Martina in concert 22 times and have had the privilege of meeting her on four separate occasions. She has shaped the course of my life in innumerable ways– and it is truly an honor to be Martina’s October Fan of the Month!