Featuring: Ryan Miller, M2 Marketing and the Second and Seventh Foundation, Shaun Stonerook, Schneider's Bakery and Coppa Gelato, and Zach Boren, Boren Brothers sharing their roads to success, tips along the way and plans for the future.
Ryan Miller Ryan Miller came to Columbus from Allen Park, MI. He played football for The Ohio State University from 1993-1996, where he started at outside linebacker and helped the team capture a victory in the 1997 Rose Bowl. The two-time Iron-Man Award winner was also selected as the co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior for the Buckeyes.
After graduating with an Economics degree from The Ohio State University, Ryan began a career in sports journalism with "Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan" (WBNS).
From 1997 to 2000, he co-hosted a morning drive talk show called Miller and Mark in the Morning. During that same time period, he teamed up with former Buckeye and NFL great Jim Lachey for the weekly Ohio Sports Insider program, which aired on the Ohio News Network.
Ryan then joined WBNS 10TV in September 2000 as a Sports Reporter. He took his passion for sports to the weekly magazine show, Wall to Wall Sports, as an anchor.
In 2002, Ryan won two Sports Emmys for Best Sports Reporter and Best Feature Story while getting accepted to graduate school at The Ohio State University.
In June, 2005, Ryan earned his Masters degree from the Fisher College of Business (OSU) and founded m2 marketing, LLC with former OSU Women’s Basketball Player Megan McCabe. M2 creates websites with a content management system and provides graphic design services. For more information, visit: www.m2marketing.com.
Ryan is involved in many charities in central Ohio. He is the co-founder of The 2nd & 7 Foundation – whose mission is to “Tackle Illiteracy.” Miller and former Buckeye teammates Mike Vrabel and Luke Fickell started the foundation in 1999 and have read and donated over 300,000 books the past 20 years with help from The Ohio State University Department of Athletics and over 150 other Universities and High Schools throughout the country. In 2008, The 2nd & 7 Foundation began writing their own series of children’s books as their lead characters, The Hog Mollies, provide inspirational themes that children can take away while reading these fun books. Each year, The 2nd & 7 Foundation writes and publishes a new book. They currently released their new title for the 2019-20 school year – The Hog Mollies and the Little Lilly’s Legacy which provides a message about leadership. For more information, visit: www.secondandseven.com.
Ryan enjoys reading, running, and spending time with his family. He currently lives in the Columbus, Ohio area with his wife Lauren and their three children; Nolan, Eli, and Quincy.
Zach Boren After a football career at The Ohio State University, which ended in 2012, Zach was lucky enough to go to the NFL and play for the Houston Texans, San Diego Chargers, and Tennessee Titans. While at home during the past three off seasons training, Zach has teamed up with Boren Brothers Waste Services and Grass Groomers Inc. (both being family companies) and has assisted in growing and forming a team that we believe is the best in the industry. As his athletic career has wound down, Zach has stepped in as Vice President and oversee the day to day operations and lead the sales team of Boren Brothers Waste Services in which is a waste management company servicing front load containers, compactors, and roll-offs.
Shaun Stonerook A graduate of Westerville North High School, Shaun Stonerook is a familiar face and name around the Westerville community. After finding success and a robust basketball career, leading him to The Ohio State University, Ohio University and onward to European leagues; Stonerook attributes his competitive nature to his life beyond the hoop. Owner of well-renowned and loved, Schneider’s Bakery, and new co-owner of Coppa Gelato; Shaun also leads The Stonerook Foundation, which aids children and families with the adoption and foster care process. Dad now himself to daughter Alexi, and son Kai, Stonerook finds motivation to ensure they are successful and educated in life.