Three-and-a-half years ago, around the time her third daughter was born, Carmen Ryan and her husband Dave, took a big blind leap. They quit their jobs, packed up their lives, and moved to Redwood Meadows, opening a law firm in Bragg Creek. They named their firm something quite appropriate for such risk-takers – Maverick Law.
Where she landed, Carmen says, has been well worth the jump. “It really has been the very best choice,” she says. Her daughters, Sawyer, 7, Hunter, 5, and Oakley, 3, seem to agree. You can find them running around activities put on by the RMCA, and Carmen says that’s the key reason she has volunteered as RMCA Treasurer for the past year-and-a-half. “There are so many great activities for young kids. I love the community and I love the events they put on, and I wanted to give back.
When she’s not volunteering, working at Maverick Law, or hanging out with her family, you may catch Carmen jogging along the berm. She also enjoys hiking and camping. But, the outdoor beauty isn’t the main draw for her here. “It’s the sense of community I love, versusCalgary, where you just don’t feel that,” she says, adding, “We looked all around for somewhere to move. I’m glad we chose here.”
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