Canyon Ceman’s character has been informed by a world-class education and a unique set of athletic, business, and life experiences.
Mr. Ceman attended Stanford University from 1990-1994. Canyon earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics in 3 years and a Masters Degree in Sociology during his “senior” year. In addition, he was a 4 year starter on the Stanford’s Men’s Volleyball team. Canyon was a 3 –Time All-American and was named NCAA Player of the Year in 1993. In 2007, Canyon was named to the Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame.
In Business: (See Professional Page)
Managed Portfolio of Securities for Self and Family
Bought, Managed, and Developed over 20 Rental Units and Residences
Acquired and Managed Endorsement Contracts with companies like NIKE, Honda, Ray Ban
Worked as an account rep for Sideout/ Cherokee (a longtime sponsor)
AVP Board member, Player Representative Board, etc.
Published over 100 Articles in Several Volleyball Magazines. Writing Samples
Wrote a series of Travel / Life Based Short Stories
Travel Photography (Work in Progress)/ Guitar Lessons (Failure)
Learned Spanish, Italian, and a bit of Portuguese and Dutch
Wrote Poetry on a variety of topics from Children to travel to personal evolution to general life observations.
In Pursuit of Adventure:
Traveled around the world multiple times to 70+ countries (Favorites: Australia, Thailand, Argentina, Italy, Brazil, Croatia, Belize)
Lived in Australia (Once in Sydney, Once in Melbourne)
Rode a Camel in India, A Sea Turtle in Indonesia, a Water Buffalo in Vietnam, an Elephant in Thailand, a horse in the Czech Republic, a Donkey in Peru… Good times.
From 2002-2005, while still playing pro volleyball, Canyon attended UCLAAnderson Business School. His foci were entrepreneurial studies and finance.
All things outdoors… camping, boating, skiing, waterskiing, hiking, biking
Food/ Restaurants/ Live Music
All sports, but most passionately volleyball, basketball, tennis and golf.
The Lakers/ NBA
Travel/ New Experience
Lymphedema (Canyon has a lymphatic condition called Lymphedema, and is a supporter and spokesperson for the National Lymphedema Network and the Lymphatic Research Foundation)
During business school, Canyon met his future wife Kimberly and followed her to Melbourne for a semester abroad. There they fell in love. They came back to California to finish business school, then took off on a trip around the world during which they visited 20 15 countries over 6 months (Favorites= Australia, Italy, Thailand, Argentina, Croatia)
Kim and Canyon are now 5 years into a healthy marriage, and are the proud parents of Caden (2) and Cayenne (4). They currently reside in Stamford, Connecticut.