Daniel and Ali (Thornton) Hansen recently celebrated their 10th year of marriage and are the proud parents of four boys: Finnan, Forrest, Redd, and River. Perhaps not surprisingly (in this family!) they are expecting their 5th child this September. 

Daniel is currently a resident in anesthesiology at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He earned his undergradate from Brigham Young University and graduated medical school from the University of NV, Reno. Daniel will be returning this year, upon completion of his residency, to practice with Associated Anesthesiologists here in Northern Nevada. Ali completed her Master's Degree in Nursing and currently works as a nurse practitioner. Both Dan and Ali share an immense satisfaction improving the lives of the patients they work with and are excited to live and work in Northern Nevada again.

More than any other endeavor, they enjoy the adventure of raising their growing family together and seek every opportunity to travel and explore the great outdoors as a family.

Rachel and Tyler Haack celebrate 14 years of marriage this year and are parents to five beautiful daughters: Lily, London, Ellie-Jane, Emerson, and Arden. Good luck Tyler! Rachel is a full-time mother and also enrolled in a Masters program in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University, in preparation for licensing as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Rachel also keeps busy creating beautiful interior spaces for clients as the owner of Origin Designs Company, a business which grew as a natural extension of her creative passions. Tyler is a Professional Civil Engineer and completed his M.B.A at University of Nevada, Reno. He is currently a General Manager at Jensen Precast and oversees their Southern California division. Together, they most enjoy being home with their daughters, taking them on adventures, and improving their 115 year old ever leaky-and-creaky, but charming historic house.

Jacob  and Erica (Lyle) Hansen have twin boys, Oliver and Wyatt, and their newest addition, sweet little Dixie June. Jacob and Erica met and graduated from Brigham Young University, Hawaii. Jacob earned his business degree in Operations/Supply Chain management, then went on to complete the American Society for Quality Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Jacob is the operating partner for Rental Advisor, a luxury vacation rental marketing firm. He also owns CloudStaff, a business consulting firm. Erica graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Exercise and Sports Science, minoring in Coaching with Nutrition. They live in Gilbert, Arizona where their days are filled with juggling the fun and excitement of raising little ones. With what little time they have left, they love to escape to the ocean to sail and surf.


Sarah and Christopher Gurries have two wonderful children: Sawyer and Winter. Sarah earned her Bachelor's in Science and Nursing from Roseman University with a 4.0 GPA. She began her career in Telemetry and Oncology as a chemotherapy infusion nurse. Currently, she works in Women and Children Services as postpartum nurse, a Lactation Educator, and a newborn care instructor to expectant parents and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Christopher graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where he also walked onto the football team and played for the Fighting Irish. Well aware of the high price of education to pursue Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Christopher applied and was awarded a scholarship from the United States Air Force. As a commissioned Captain in the United States Air Force, Christopher was awarded the Commanders Award as the Top Graduate for his leadership, athletics, and character after completion of his Commissioned Officer Training. He earned his DDS from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He is now entering his fourth and final year of residency at Travis Air force Base.

 Most importantly, Sarah and Christopher enjoy spending their days with their curious, sociable, rowdy children and seeing the world through their lens. They look forward to more adventure and travel in the United States Air Force. Although, whenever they ask Sawyer where he wants to travel it's always to "NEVADA!"

Ian Hansen holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Reno. Additionally, he recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Master's in Business Administration from Cal Baptist University. 

Ian resides in Southern California and was recently hired by Target Corp. to work in management for their assets protection division. Rachel and Tyler are especially excited that Uncle Ian moved a few streets away, where he frequently prevents Rachel from having full blown "Mommy meltdowns" when he shows up to play with the kids and rescue all parties involved. In his free time, Ian enjoys frequent trips to the ocean, traveling, bike riding, tennis, and being an all around awesome uncle to his large fan club of nieces and nephews.

(Lloyd) Forrest Hansen recently graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and was commissioned as an officer in the Navy. While attending the Naval Academy Forrest was a member of the Infantry Skills Team, which competes in international military skill competitions. He was also the Computer Science team captain for the DARPA Service Academy Swarm Challenge, where his team beat West Point and the Airforce Academy in drone swarm warfare competitions. In his spare time, Forrest is an avid rock climber and outdoorsman and misses the beautiful mountains and open space of his home, Nevada.

Mallory and Thayne Reed are the busy parents to Evelyn Mae (2) and their baby boy, set to arrive Spring 2018!

Thayne recently joined the family business at Ira Hansen and Son’s Plumbing and has proved to be a quick learner and a hard worker. Mallory is in her last semester of nursing school at TMCC while also working as a postpartum Nurse Apprentice. Thayne and Mallory both manage to keep very busy between work, school, renovating their newly purchased home, and attending tea parties hosted by Evelyn.

Larissa is the youngest of eight in the Hansen family. If you have to have your last child: she is the way to go out with a bang! She is the “exclamation point” of the gang. Larissa has had nine "parents" shepherding her throughout the last 19 years and she has always been a good sport about it. She makes her family proud. She has always loved animals and nobody could resist her frequently bringing home puppies, kittens, rabbits and horses!  

She graduated Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in June 2017 and is a Millennium Scholarship receipient. She flew the nest and attended BYU-Hawaii and now is pursuing her nursing degree in Reno, Nevada while working two jobs. She is proudly planning to join the ranks of her grandmother, 2 sisters and sister-in-law in becoming a nurse.



ALEXIS lloyd MET IRA hansen

at Sparks High School, where he acted as her very first campaign advocate in her running nomination for homecoming queen (She won! Ira remembers nobody needed convincing to vote for her after all). Since then, Alexis and Ira have worked as a committed team throughout their 37 year marriage to raise their eight children, build a plumbing business, and work as regular community contributors towards Nevada's future. Family is at the heart of Alexis's deepest motivations. Nevada's success depends on the strength of its families and relationships, and to know Alexis's children is to know the depth of Alexis Hansen's work and her integrity as a candidate. 


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