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Meet our RFMA Member, Ryan Kinnison

Posted By Rheagan Willis, RFMA, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ryan Kinnison
Facilities Manager
Sprinkles Cupcakes

What year did you join RFMA?  2016

What ways are you involved with RFMA?  Austin Restaurant Roundtable, Member Meet-Ups, and Annual Conference

What do you like most about RFMA?  
I really like the RFMA team themselves. Everyone is always very welcoming and most helpful when I am looking for referrals or any other information. Also I like the fact that I have a connection with so many other professionals in this industry, this is also very helpful when I am looking for information and referrals

Which RFMA Resource do you utilize the most?  Jeff Dover's Audit punch list.

Where is your hometown?  
I grew up farming and ranching in a small town in South Texas called Nixon.

What is your proudest accomplishment?  By FAR the best thing I have ever done in my life is be a father. Being involved in the daily development of my children and seeing them grow, learn, and develop into who they are has been nothing short of amazing

 If you weren’t in the Facilities Industry, what would you be doing?  Law Enforcement. I've ALWAYS had the utmost respect and admiration for those guys and how they lay it all on the line for their fellow citizens everyday. 

Who is your favorite sports team?  HUGE fan of the Houston Astros. Went to my first Astros game with a friend in 1986 when I was in 6th grade. We didn’t have baseball in my small one horse town so this was my first exposure to it and I've been hooked every since. 

What is your favorite place in the world?  On an inner tube in the middle of the Guadalupe River with a cool drink in my hand listening to some good Texas music!!

What’s your favorite type of food?  Cupcakes of course?!?! Haha not really. I am a BBQ junkie. One of my favorite parts of traveling in this industry is getting to sample BBQ's from all over and seeing how the styles and flavors vary region by region.

What is your favorite book?  Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.

What is one of your favorite quotes?  “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

What is your favorite song?  "Silver Wings" by Merle Haggard

If you could meet an iconic person from History, who would it be?  Ronald Reagan

Who knows you the best?  My wife Rebecca.

Connect with Ryan on InSite! Click here to view Ryan's profile and connect now. 

Ryan has been engaged with RFMA since first joining in 2016. He has invested time in getting to know the RFMA staff and all of the resources available to him through RFMA. If you know of someone that you think should be highlighted in our Member PRO Files Blog please nominate them by emailing

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