My name is TJ Tucker I am 18 years old and I was born and raised skiing in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Growing up in Jackson was definitely good for me it gave me a chance to become a great skier and find something I really love. I have been skiing since I was 3 years old so I don’t know what life would even be like without it. Skiing has taught me all you can do is try. Skiing has helped me learn to have a good time, be social, be a part of a great movement and most of all teach me dedication and a good work ethic. The Flyin Ryan Scholarship helped me afford traveling to pursue my skiing passion, this scholarship is very beneficial to young skiers and should continue to be funded so many more kids can get out of skiing what I have.