Ryan and Julie Stewart purchased their first franchise in February 2001 at the age of 23! Over the years, Ryan served at many levels of the organization. He was continuously asked to participate in committees and special projects on the national level as a representative for the Northwest and Mountain Regions. Ryan gained an enormous amount of experience in all aspects of the franchise and franchisee model working on national Marketing Committees, Product Teams, IT teams… the list goes on and on. After just shy of 20 years of successful business growth and experience in the automotive-tire business, an opportunity to sell presented itself and the family made the move to Middleton, Idaho to pursue warmer weather and other opportunities. Ryan and Julie purchased a self-serve car wash and shortly afterward, added a second location. In 2016, the Stewarts purchased a Tropical Sno Shaved Ice stand with their boys (at the time ages 13, 11 & 10) as businesses investors and partners. Entrepreneurship flows through both Ryan and Julie’s families and it has continued to spark in their children.
The Stewart Family stays very active in the small community of Middleton, Idaho. Their boys are involved in Baseball, Football, Basketball, Track, Ski Team, Young Life, WyldLife, Encounter Youth Group, Leadership, and Church. Ryan enjoys his private pilot’s license, beekeeping, landscape/maintaining his small orchard & grape vineyard and raising chickens, turkeys, and Scottish Highland Cattle. There is never a dull moment around the Stewart household!
In September of 2018, the Stewarts’ embraced their love for good coffee and joined the Moxie Family. They have enjoyed applying their life and business experiences to the growth and future of the Moxie Java Team.