January 28. 2017 2:44AM

Ryan K. Frew, 36, Manchester


Ryan K. Frew, 36, Manchester is head coach and general manager of the N.H. Jr. Monarchs.

What is the best career advice you ever received?

When I was younger, my dad told me that when deciding on a career, I should choose something that I love to do and have a relentless passion for. By doing so, I would never actually ‘work’ a day in my life.

Why did you choose your profession?

I love working with people. My chosen profession offers me the opportunity to support and influence young men’s lives during a critical stage of their development, and helps guide them to become the best version of themselves. There is no greater reward than knowing that you have had a positive impact on someone’s life journey.

What is the biggest problem facing New Hampshire?

This state (like all states) has several challenges that could use more attention. The heroin epidemic and other substance abuse problems are at the top of the list, but an education system (from kindergarten to high school) that requires more funding is an important topic as well. We as a collective group can always do better.

Volunteer activities: I started a program called “Make Life Better” that coordinates putting our hockey players directly into the community as volunteers on many various levels, including helping the homeless, elderly, veterans, children in schools and really anyone in need; “Cold Ice ... Warm Feet” program; volunteer coach for the West River Royals Mite program.