My name is Ryan Mentock. I was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Durham, North Carolina.

I graduated from North Carolina State University in 2006 with a undergraduate degree in Business Management and Marketing and from George Washington University in 2014 with an MBA in Healthcare Administration. I have a wife, a baby, and two sisters who are all much better and more interesting people than me, but this isn’t their website.

I spend the majority of my free time playing…

…in my backyard, building something in my shed or taking care of my wiffle ball field.

with lasers, making custom designs and products that I think are pretty cool.

on the softball field, where I manage the Family Care softball team and help run the RTP Softball league.

…fetch with my dog, Mozi, who is quite possibly the world’s greatest amateur tennis ball fetcher.

I am a fan of the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Royals, Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Hurricanes, NC State Wolfpack, GWU Colonials, the Underdog, and Team USA.

Throughout my life, in exchange for the goods and currency used to sustain my livelihood, I have been a cashier, referee, landscaper, mover, waiter, tree salesman, warehouse manager, record filer, $7.00 lottery winner, typist, editor, receptionist, office manager, web designer, social media manger, fantasy football commissioner, tech support provider, dog sitter, game designer, box designer, and laser engraver.

Currently, I am the manager of Family Care, PA and the founder of The Tockery.

Thanks for checking out my blog!


So Much Time

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Nobody Else

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Pszzaimmyg – A Poem For My Daughter, Samantha

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