Ryan Soto

Energy Rater & Existing Homes Auditor, with EnergyLogic since August 2016ryan-soto

If I were the bumper sticker type, you could read common idioms like, “Not all who wander are lost” and “Not a native, but I got here as fast as I could!” on my car.  As a matter of fact, I own both of these stickers, but my car has already reached its limit of 1 decal.  I keep these backups because,  for me, these would be absolutely true. Perhaps more true than for anyone else, almost ever.

I was born on the south side of Chicago, in Oak Lawn, where my parents and their siblings were all born and raised.  I was so determined to break from tradition that we moved west within a couple of months after my arrival (supported strongly by the needs of my parents).  In Woodland Park we found strife and success living small and with love, which eventually carried us to a home of comfort and security in Aurora, Co. But at age 10, fate would turn for my family, and work would take my parents right back to where we started: Chicago.

My father commuted from northwest Indiana to the city so we could live an imperceptibly less urban lifestyle, and upon turning 18 I rushed south to college at Indiana University. Southern Indiana is considerably more forested and rich with history, which are things I learned to value in Colorado. When I graduated with a liberal arts degree and minor in music, I really had one dream: To go back home.

In two of the twelve hundred times I’ve driven between Colorado and the Midwest, my then fiancĂ©, now wife, fell in love with Colorado too. We settled in Colorado Springs and were married there a year later.  I drifted through a myriad of jobs, but the same month that I settled into a career as an insulator was the month that my wife and I became pregnant with a beautiful baby girl. For little Adalaide, I could not be content to stuff walls with fiberglass, so I took my perfectionist attitude to Energy Logic, where I could help the world make better homes for families everywhere.

If you are wondering what my bumper sticker is, and what THAT says about me, it’s a Yeti “I Believe” sticker, for both the Imperial Stout and the mythical monster.  Also, I like to write.