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Meet The Family 

Alexis (Lloyd) Hansen

Alexis (Lloyd) Hansen and Ira will be celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary this year. They are high school sweethearts from Sparks High School. She is the mother to their eight children, grandmother to 17 (with one more on the way), and is frequently asked “Are you crazy?!” 


The answer is yes! 

But, Alexis would be first to tell you it is a crazy life worth living, and she has thoroughly enjoyed raising a family with Ira. Alexis is known as the “calm” in the storm of an often hectic family schedule which includes countless school activities, sports practices, college applications, piano recitals, and plumbing business matters. Ira will be the first to tell you that any success he has achieved was due to the love and support from Alexis. Together they make quite a team.


Daniel and Ali (Thornton) Hansen recently celebrated their 10th year of marriage and are the proud parents of four boys: Finnan, Forrest, Redd, and River. Perhaps not surprisingly (in this family!) they are expecting their 5th child this September. 

Daniel completed his residency in anesthesiology at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he graduated in July of 2018. Prior to that he earned his undergradate from Brigham Young University and graduated medical school from the University of NV, Reno. He has returned to Northern Nevada where he is now practicing with the Associated Anesthesiologists.

Ali completed her Master's Degree in Nursing and currently works as a nurse practitioner. Prior to she graduated with her Bachelors in Nursing from Brigham Young University. Both Dan and Ali share an immense satisfaction improving the lives of the patients they work with and are excited to live and work in Northern Nevada again.

More than any other endeavor, they enjoy the adventure of raising their growing family together and seek every opportunity to travel and explore the great outdoors as a family.


Rachel and Tyler celebrate 14 years of marriage this year and are parents to five beautiful daughters: Lily, London, Ellie-Jane, Emerson, and Arden.

Rachel is a full-time mother and also enrolled in a Masters program in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University, in preparation for licensing as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Rachel also keeps busy creating beautiful interior spaces for clients as the owner of Origin Designs Company, a business which grew as a natural extension of her creative passions.


Tyler is a Professional Civil Engineer and completed his M.B.A at University of Nevada, Reno. He is currently a General Manager at Jensen Precast and oversees their Southern California division.


Together, they most enjoy being home with their daughters, taking them on adventures, and improving their 115 year old ever leaky-and-creaky, but charming historic house.


Jacob and Erica (Lyle) Hansen were married in 2010. Since then they have had three kids together; twin boys, Oliver and Wyatt, with their newest addition, Dixie June. Jacob and Erica met and graduated from Brigham Young University - Hawaii.


Jacob earned his business degree in Operations/Supply Chain Management, then went on to complete the American Society for Quality Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Jacob is the operating partner for Rental Advisor, a luxury vacation rental marketing firm. He also owns CloudStaff, a business consulting firm. Jacob is also a managing partner of Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing. 


Erica graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Exercise and Sports Science, minoring in Coaching with Nutrition. Erica is a full-time mom, a certified personal trainer, and has two advanced certifications in spray tanning, which she attained while running her spray tanning business, Touch of Sun.


They currently live in Reno, NV, where their days are filled with juggling the fun and excitement of raising little ones. With what little time they have left, they love to escape to the ocean to sail, surf, paddle board and build sand castles with their kids. 


Sarah and Christopher have three wonderful children: Sawyer, Winter, and Wilder (Wilder was born September 7th!) . Sarah earned her Bachelor's in Science and Nursing from Roseman University with a 4.0 GPA. She began her career in Telemetry and Oncology as a chemotherapy infusion nurse. Currently, she works in Women and Children Services as postpartum nurse, a Lactation Educator, and a newborn care instructor to expectant parents and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Christopher graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where he also walked onto the football team and played for the Fighting Irish. Christopher applied and was awarded a scholarship from the United States Air Force. As a commissioned Captain in the United States Air Force, Christopher was awarded the Commanders Award as the Top Graduate for his leadership, athletics, and character after completion of his Commissioned Officer Training. He earned his DDS from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He is now entering his fourth and final year of residency at Travis Air force Base.


Most importantly, Sarah and Christopher enjoy spending their days with their curious, sociable, rowdy children and seeing the world through their lens. They look forward to more adventure and travel in the United States Air Force. Although, whenever they ask Sawyer where he wants to travel it's always to "NEVADA!"


Ian Hansen holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Reno. Additionally, he recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Master's in Business Administration from Cal Baptist University, he also received an associates degree from Brigham Young University, Hawaii 

Ian resides in Southern California and was recently hired by Target Corp. to work in management for their assets protection division. Rachel and Tyler are especially excited that Uncle Ian moved a few streets away, where he frequently prevents Rachel from having full blown "Mommy meltdowns" when he shows up to play with the kids and rescue all parties involved. In his free time, Ian enjoys frequent trips to the ocean, traveling, bike riding, tennis, and being an all around awesome uncle to his large fan club of nieces and nephews.


(Lloyd) Forrest Hansen recently graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and was commissioned as an officer in the Navy.


While attending the Naval Academy Forrest was a member of the Infantry Skills Team, which competes in international military skill competitions. He was also the Computer Science team captain for the DARPA Service Academy Swarm Challenge, where his team beat West Point and the Airforce Academy in drone swarm warfare competitions. In his spare time, Forrest is an avid rock climber and outdoorsman and misses the beautiful mountains and open space of his home, Nevada.


Mallory and Thayne are the busy parents to Evelyn Mae (2) and their baby boy Beau Christensen born April 12th


Thayne recently joined the family business at Ira Hansen and Son’s Plumbing and has proved to be a quick learner and a hard worker.


Mallory is currently a postpartum nurse at Renown Hospital where she has the opportunity to work alongside her brother Daniel, "Dr. Dan!" She recently graduated with her associates in Nursing from Truckee Meadows Community College. 


Thayne and Mallory both manage to keep very busy between work, school, renovating their newly purchased home, and attending tea parties hosted by Evelyn.


Larissa is the youngest of eight in the Hansen family. If you have to have your last child: she is the way to go out with a bang! She is the “exclamation point” of the gang. Larissa has had nine "parents" shepherding her throughout the last 19 years and she has always been a good sport about it. She makes her family proud. She has always loved animals and nobody could resist her frequently bringing home puppies, kittens, rabbits and horses!  


She graduated Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in June 2017 and is a Millennium Scholarship recipient. She flew the nest and attended BYU-Hawaii and now is pursuing her nursing degree in Reno, Nevada while working two jobs, one being a dispatcher for Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing! She is proudly planning to join the ranks of her grandmother, 2 sisters and sister-in-law in becoming a nurse.

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