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Meet a Member


One of the newest members of our club is Ryan Soles, who joined in September 2015. Ryan is originally from Hillsborough, NC, a graduate of Orange High School '04, Pitt Community College '06, and East Carolina University '10 where he studied Construction Management. Ryan attended the Howard Perry and Walston Real Estate school in 2012 and received his brokers license. He currently works at Rick Soles Property Management as a Brokers Associate.

What do you like to do with your free time? --- Golfing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, tennis, ECU sporting events, Durham Bulls games, traveling.

What community cause or charity have you been involved with over the last year? --- I've helped raise money and donated to March of Dimes since 2004, and I donate to Avon 39 breast cancer walk.

Any advice for those thinking of joining the Exchange Club? --- Come to lunch, meet the members and you'll understand. It's a good group of people together for a good cause.

What’s your favorite thing about Durham, NC? --- The revitalization of historic downtown buildings and the speed in which new buildings and projects are taking place. I love the feel and the laid back attitude I encounter when visiting and socializing in the downtown area. Durham is a great place to live, work and play.

Best activity to go out and do in Durham, NC? --- To me nothing beats going to Durham Bulls Baseball Club and DPAC shows.

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? --- There's lots of items on my bucket list, but right now I'm hooked on golf. So I'd say I would like to travel to Scotland, "the birthplace of golf", and play a round at St. Andrews - the Old course - with family and friends. Maybe a PGA tour player or two for grins.


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