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Guy Riordan Speaks: Building a Kayaking Safety Kit

In Outdoor Adventures on April 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

Guy Riordan

According to Guy Riordan, kayaking is a great experience that comes with great responsibility. A former United States Marine and gaming preserve owner, Guy Riordan is passionate about the outdoors. “Kayaking is a sincere love of mine and through the years I have learned some valuable tips on how to build an appropriate safety kit,” reports Guy Riordan. According to Guy Riordan, one hopes to never need to use safety training or safety kits, but “just in case” an outdoorsman is well-advised to be prepared.

A safety kit, according to Guy Riordan, is simple to construct. “There are some items that are pretty standard to have in the kit,” explains Guy Riordan. In case of an accident a boater will want antiseptic cream, band-aids of varying sizes and bandages/gauze. “A number of minor accidents can take place in the kayak or even when the kayak is still docked on shore,” points out Guy Riordan. With those items it is important to have aspirin or ibuprofen, along with some form of antacid. “These items help with pains of a different kind,” says Guy Riordan. Burn cream may also be necessary “as it is easy to get a bad sunburn off the water,” describes Guy Riordan.

Several other items that Guy Riordan recommends in a safety kit are energy related. “Kayaking is both emotionally and physically draining,” states Guy Riordan. “So having something to eat to boost your sugar is important,” adds Guy Riordan. While some recommend sugared candy, Guy Riordan recommends a healthier alternative such as an energy bar. “It is possible for a person to eat a great meal, hit the water and lose it all due to motion sickness,” explains Guy Riordan. Adds Guy Riordan, “An hour later their sugar will drop and they will be in need of an energy boost to continue the route.”

To construct the safety kit, Guy Riordan suggests purchasing a waterproof box. “This is important to keep all the items dry,” explains Guy Riordan. After putting the items in that box, place the box in a Ziplock sealable plastic bag. “You can use one bag or three bags, it is up to the boater,” comments Guy Riordan.

On longer, extended trips simply add a few more items to the kit. “I suggest taking an ice pack for sore muscles or other injuries,” says Guy Riordan. Guy Riordan also recommends bringing a change of dry clothes, a thermal blanket and a lighter. “You will need a lighter to make the night time camp fire or in case of emergency and you need to stay warm,” concludes Guy Riordan.

About Guy Riordan

In 1969, Guy Riordan began a life of service as he joined the United Sates Marine Corp. For the next three years of the Vietnam War era, Guy Riordan would serve as crew chief for Sikorsky helicopters earning the rank of corporal. Following his faithful service in the Marine Corp, Guy Riordan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Albuquerque, graduating Cum Laude. Later, Guy Riordan would attend the Pepperdine University School of Law.

Following Pepperdine, Guy Riordan began working his way through the financial and securities industry. From 1982 to 1984, Guy Riordan served clients from his position with Quinn and Company, a New York Stock Exchange member firm. In 1984, Guy Riordan joined Raucher, Pierce and Refsnes, later moving to Albuquerque AG Edwards in 1989. In 1994, Guy Riordan joined the team of Southwest Securities. Beginning in 1997, Guy Riordan spent the next decade with First Union/Wachovia Securities, servicing clients in the greater Albuquerque New Mexico area.

During this time, Guy Riordan began to pursue another personal passion, boxing. From 2002 to 2005 Guy Riordan Boxing promoted some of the biggest names in the sport. Guy Riordan’s boxing client list included three-time world champion Danny Romero and six-time world champion Johnny Tapia. In addition, Guy Riordan co-promoted NABF heavyweight champion Taurus Sykes. Guy Riordan co-promoted a NABF/NABA heavyweight championship bout between Sykes and heavyweight champion Samuel Peters, featured in 2005 on the Showtime Cable Network. Rounding out his resume of boxing promotion, Guy Riordan was a co-owner of Maloof Brothers Boxing with Sacramento Kings’ famed Joe and Gavin Maloof.

Guy Riordan has always held civic duty as important. As a life long resident of Albuquerque, Guy Riordan worked on the Board of Directors for the Hispano Chamber of Commerce. For three years, Guy Riordan also served as a board member for the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. Guy Riordan’s life of service would continue into the state government arena of public service.

A former elected commissioner of the La Joya Water Association, Guy Riordan returned to his college alma mater as a member of the University of Albuquerque Foundation, serving for five years from 1982 – 1985. Guy Riordan would later continue his life of public service through numerous positions and appointments. Guy Riordan holds real estate licenses in both New Mexico and Florida and has served as a governor appointee of the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority. Guy Riordan was also a mayoral appointee, serving on the Albuquerque/Chihuahua Bilateral Commission, was a gubernatorial appointee as Commissioner for the Judicial Nominating Commission as well as the New Mexico Governors Educational Retirement Board Task Force. Guy Riordan was also given the opportunity to expand his passion for the outdoors by receiving gubernatorial appointment and Senate confirmation to the New Mexico Game and Fish Commission. Riordan was later elected as chairman of the Game and Fish Commission.

An avid outdoorsman, Guy Riordan holds a Master Captains License from the U.S. Coast Guard. A former owner of Rancho De La Joya Game Preserve, Guy Riordan provided an area for upland game hunting along the banks of the beautiful Rio Grande River. Guy Riordan’s shooting preserve provided clients with the ability to hunt quail, pheasant, chuckar, snow geese, and ducks and Canadian geese. Guy Riordan’s Rancho De La Joya Game Preserve offered a fully automated sporting clays and five-stand course. Guy Riordan’s love of the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and kayaking have positioned him on national television shows including Jimmy Houston and Wayne Pierson Outdoors. Guy Riordan also owns

The first love and passion of Guy Riordan is, however, his family. Married for over twenty-four years, Guy Riordan and wife have laid the foundation of their lives on each other and their children. Guy Riordan and his family reside outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

County Line Nissan Quality and Options: The Murano

In Automotive on April 26, 2011 at 10:47 am

County Line Nissan

County Line Nissan offers the uniquely styled all-wheel drive Murano. The Murano is widely known for its sophistication. The County Line Murano offers a smooth ride with precise steering, confident handling and a great driving experience. According to the staff at County Line Nissan, the Murano is quite popular with customers. Innovative in design, the County Line Nissan Murano gets 23 highway miles per gallon and is a unique four door SUV with a 3.5 Liter V6, continuously variable, transmission engine. County Line Nissan offers a variety of colors and customers can choose from the S, SV and SL models. The Murano from County Line Nissan is also available with many other customizable options.

At County Line Nissan, the uniquely styled Murano has front bucket seats, glass moon roofs and fold down rear seats for more room. This is a great family vehicle but County Line Nissan points out that it is also sporty enough for individuals that are looking for something to fit their lifestyle. The Murano from County Line Nissan is a five-passenger vehicle that offers the option of a factory six-disc cd changer on the S model all the way to a Bose audio system with XM satellite radio on the SL model. County Line Nissan is never short on options and the Murano is no exception!

County Line Nissan notes that this cleverly designed vehicle is slightly smaller than other SUV’s but packs a punch and offers an extremely smooth driving experience. The staff at County Line Nissan will discuss the best options for you, including six way or eight way height adjustable driver seats with manual lumbar support. County Line Nissan’s Muranos are all fully carpeted whether you choose the S, SV or SL model.

County Line Nissan customers note that every model of the 2011 Nissan Murano features antilock brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. County Line Nissan is just as concerned about safety as you are. There are many other great quality features on the Murano at County Line Nissan.

The base S model at County Line Nissan comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, rear tinted glass, cruise control, keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone automatic climate control and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.

The Murano SV from County Line Nissan adds a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, automatic headlights, fog lights, a 7-inch color display screen, a rearview camera, power front seats (eight-way driver and four-way passenger), satellite radio, iPod integration and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and Bluetooth. At County Line Nissan, the SL trim gets you a power lift gate, automatic wipers, heated outside mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, driver seat memory and a nine-speaker Bose audio system with digital music storage.

Never short on options, County Line Nissan will work to fit you with the perfect model for your lifestyle. Learn more about County Line Nissan at, or test drive a Murano at County Line Nissan in Middlebury, Connecticut.

About County Line Nissan: For 50 years County Line Nissan has offered its guaranteed credit acceptance program and the largest onsite parts department in New England, to customers in Connecticut and surrounding areas. County Line Nissan’s fifteen-acre property holds a variety of new and used vehicles to suit any car buyer’s budget and expectations. Whether you are looking for a $3,000 economy car or a $60,000 luxury vehicle, County Line Nissan stands ready to serve. In fact, many buyers find that the toughest part of the shopping experience at County Line Nissan is deciding which car to drive home.

The sales and service staff at County Line Nissan makes it their top priority to daily strive for customer satisfaction. County Line Nissan guarantees that buyers are always met with friendly, honest, helpful associates who will give them the full attention and consideration that they deserve. In addition to being Connecticut’s top Nissan Dealer, County Line Nissan’s inventory includes new and certified pre-owned Mitsubishis and Suzukis. The renovated County Line Nissan sales and service buildings will offer a luxury customer lounge and drive-through service lane. County Line Nissan stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of quality, service, and total customer satisfaction. For more information about County Line Nissan, visit them online at

County Line Nissan
2191 Straits Turnpike
Middlebury, CT 06762

Spring Hill Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS Answers Parent Questions

In Health and Beauty on April 15, 2011 at 8:05 am

Spring Hill Pediatric Dentist

Dr. David Snodgrass is a Spring Hill pediatric dentist who likes to make a point of connecting with parents. Parenthood brings with it many concerns and considerations, says the Spring Hill pediatric dentist, and the more informed parents are, the healthier their kids are likely to be.

One common question asked by parents, says the Spring Hill pediatric dentist, regards cavities. “What is the cause of cavities?” parents ask Dr. David Snodgrass. The Spring Hill pediatric dentist explains that cavities are not caused by one single reason. Cavities are formed because of multiple factors interacting together. During infancy, says the Spring Hill pediatric dentist, cavities are attributed to prolonged bottle-feeding, particularly at bed times.

Once kids have gotten past the toddler stage, adds the Spring Hill pediatric dentist, sugar and neglected oral hygiene routines are the major factors that lead to cavities. Sugar is in many foods, points out the Spring Hill pediatric dentist, and sugar intake must be balanced against good brushing and flossing habits. When very young children develop cavities, parents visit the Spring Hill pediatric dentist to find out the best course of action. The Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates in Spring Hill must sometimes treat cavities in kids who still have baby teeth.

From time to time, some parents ask the Spring Hill pediatric dentist about porcelain-fused to metal (PFM) crowns. PFM crowns are of very high quality and look quite natural, and the Spring Hill pediatric dentist reports that they are used on patients in many cases. Depending on the extent of the cavity, Spring Hill pediatric dentist Dr. David Snodgrass will determine if it would be better to fill the cavity or to put a crown on the young patient’s tooth. The Spring Hill pediatric dentist also notes that sealants on teeth during regular dental visits are an excellent way to help prevent the development of cavities in his young patients.

For more information about the Snodgrass-King Spring Hill pediatric dentists, go to or call them at 615-302-4200.

About Spring Hill Pediatric Dentist

The staff and pediatric dentists at the Spring Hill office of Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates offer patients nearly one hundred years of combined dental experience. Founded by Dr. David Snodgrass and Dr. John T. King, the Spring Hill pediatric dentist provides excellence in service, experience and convenience.

Spring Hill’s Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates welcomes a first time visitor to the pediatric dentist’s chair. When stepping into the offices of the Spring Hill pediatric dentist, a child feels right at home. Watching movies during teeth cleanings, video games and the possibility of meeting Chomp the alligator mascot, makes this Spring Hill pediatric dentist unique. Additionally, the Spring Hill pediatric dental staff shines with their excellent experience and education.

The highly skilled pediatric dentists of Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates in Spring Hill provide orthodontic, pediatric, general and specialty dental work. The Spring Hill pediatric dentists also perform general and cosmetic works along with oral and maxillofacial specialties. Patients can visit the Spring Hill pediatric dentists online at, where they will find resources for safety tips and general oral health. The Spring Hill pediatric dentists of Snodgrass-King also have offices in Cool Springs (Franklin), Murfreesboro and Hermitage.

Snodgrass-King Spring Hill pediatric dentist co-founder Dr. David Snodgrass DDS is also a part-time assistant clinical professor of pediatric dentistry at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Snodgrass has published numerous articles in several orthodontic and pediatric journals. Dr. David Snodgrass also enjoys mentoring other pediatric dentists from Spring Hill and surrounding areas. Co-founder Dr. John T. King, a Franklin native, enjoys his work with fellow Spring Hill pediatric dentists at Snodgrass-King. Dr. King is Diplomat Board Certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. David Snodgrass and Dr. John King, along with other Spring Hill and Franklin-area pediatric dentists, have traveled to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to volunteer their dental skills. The Spring Hill pediatric dentists have also donated used dental equipment to clinics serving the disadvantaged. During a recent trip, the Spring Hill pediatric dentists helped over 300 patients. From Spring Hill to the far reaches of Haiti, the pediatric dentists of Snodgrass-King are committed to serve with excellence.

For more information about the Snodgrass-King Spring Hill pediatric dentists, go to or call them at 615-302-4200.