Rick Rylander attended Texas A & M and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He graduated in 1972 and served in the US Army as a Field Artillery Officer. After serving his country, he returned home to Iraan, TX and operated Rye Supply Co., Inc. for 24 years. After expanding from one store to nine stores, he sold his company to National Oilwell Varco. He and his wife, Mary, purchased property on the Devil’s River in Val Verde County. They are the proud parents of three sons and even prouder of their five grandchildren. They have a business that offers hunting, fishing and basically any outdoor adventure.