Ryan Wilson, Available for Hire

It’s not often that my kids luck out and get a male sitter or as my son calls them, a “boy sitter.” In fact, they’re just not easy to find. But recently, when I was browsing through the QuadJobs site, I found several “boy babysitters” who had really impressive resumes and offered a lot more than just babysitting. Take Ryan Wilson, for example. Ryan grew up in Morristown, NJ and like my son, was a middle child with an older and younger sister. Life was good growing up in Morristown, NJ and during his younger years at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Ryan excelled in school and developed a passion for sports that would follow him through to college. Ryan’s family’s love of sports runs deep; his father played soccer at Rowan University and Ryan managed to play both football and baseball while at Morristown High School.  

Currently, Ryan is studying Sports Administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he is a wide receiver for the Devils and has made the Dean’s List two years in a row. He has loved being involved in campus life and makes a point to do his share to make FDU the special place that it is by participating in events like “Clean-Up the Campus” days.

But besides being active in his college community, Ryan has a huge heart and cares deeply about the people in his Morristown community. Between academics and sports, he’s made a point to find time to volunteer to make change. He was involved with the Relay for Life, a nonprofit that raises money to fund life-saving cancer research, patient support services, and detection and treatment programs. He also was involved in his school’s Bone Marrow Drive. Registering, himself, to be a potential donor and then inspiring others to do the same. “It meant so much to know that I could potentially save a life one day! So I helped by informing people about what was required, directing them inside and encouraging them to get their mouths swabbed too.”

Besides his family, one other person served as a huge inspiration for him: his coach. “My high school football coach, Coach Chris Hull.” During Hull’s impressive 11-year tenure at Morristown High, the team made 6 playoff appearances, won 2 conference championships and one state title. But like Ryan Wilson, Coach Hull is about a lot more than just sports. Coach Hull also assisted in the schools with special needs kids. Ryan said he admired him not just “because of the long hours he devoted to football and academics,” but because of the example he gave his team on how to give back to the community.

This summer, Ryan is focusing on saving money for his upcoming junior year. He chose to post his profile on QuadJobs, an online job site connecting college and graduate students to community jobs. He hopes to find opportunities that combine his love of kids, sports and giving back through babysitting, sports coaching, tutoring and other flexible jobs that parents and businesses post on QuadJobs. A young man like Ryan is a parent’s dream babysitter. Heck, what kid wouldn’t want a sitter like him?! He is the type of person that you hope your children will meet and become their role model. Ryan hopes that some day, he’ll have a career that brings together his past experiences; his passion for people; and love of sports.  With a resume like his, I think it’s a sure thing.

Interested in finding out more about how your child can land a job 
at QuadJobs or need an extra hand at home or the office? Visit QuadJobs!

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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