About Vaughn

Considering that Vaughn published his autobiography, Survivor, he considers his life and story an open book.


Vaughn Ripley is an inspirational speaker. He travels the country talking to teens and young adults and helping them to make some semblance of life and how to deal with it. He has also been writing all of his life and is the author of Survivor, One Man’s Battle with HIV, Hemophilia, and Hepatitis C. Born in Washington D.C. in 1967, and raised in the D.C. metropolitan area, he is a professional database administrator.

Born a hemophiliac he has wrestled with Hepatitis C, which he recently beat after enduring a yearlong battle with medicine. He has also fought and continues to fight for more than thirty years in a battle with HIV and AIDS. Vaughn is one of the longest surviving HIV+ people in the universe. He and his wife went through many hardships and tribulations to finally have two children via in vitro fertilization.

Vaughn has spent time racing motorcycles on the street and track. He excelled at rock climbing for more than eight years and attempted to climb Mount Rainier three times. He ran in and completed the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon, raising more than $3,500 for AIDS care giving and research. He is a certified personal trainer and adamantly works out to stay healthy, fit, and trim.

Along with his adrenaline and fitness related hobbies, Vaughn is also an avid guitarist with a thirst for musical theory. In his spare time Vaughn enjoys writing, playing the guitar, weight lifting, mountain biking, four wheeling, and dabbling in poker. He lives with his wife Kristine, their daughter, Trinity, and their son, Xander, in Brunswick, Maryland.

Vaughn prefers to think of himself as a servant of the people, not a politician. He gives back to his community at every opportunity. Here are some of the boards that he is on, or has been on in the past:

  • Hemophilia Foundation of Maryland Board of Directors (Advocacy Chair)
  • Bike Brunswick (President)
  • Boy Scouts of America – Troop 277 National Capital Area (Hiking Coordinator)
  • NVTC (Northern Virginia Technology Council)
  • FJ Bruisers Board of Directors (Trail and Safety Chair)
  • Bay Technologies Consulting Group (Secretary)

Along with these boards, Vaughn has been a small business owner and executive manager at several companies. He has a good understanding of how boards and councils work and he is well versed in the legal system. He travels to Annapolis and Washington, DC to work with delegates, senators, and congressmen to ensure that these leaders stay informed about certain bills and issues.



Vaughn Ripley officially submitted his nomination and signed petition to run for city council to the city of Brunswick, Maryland on Friday, May 27, 2016.

To interview Vaughn or to obtain more information, contact:
Vaughn Ripley
7 Rick Michael Way
Brunswick, MD 21758
(703) 638-2712
e-mail: vaughn4council@gmail.com
URL: vote.vaughnripley.com



Vaughn also has two blogs:

Because his name is unique, you can almost always find Vaughn by simply searching for his full name: Vaughn Ripley

You can download a PDF of Vaughn’s complete media kit here.

You can download a PDF of Vaughn’s resume here.


Vaughn moved his family to Brunswick more than ten years ago. Trinity was a baby:
Family 2005

Vaughn’s kids will grow up in the great town of Brunswick:

The Ripley Family Today:
Ripley Family

Kristine and Vaughn celebrating their twenty-second wedding anniversary:
Kristine and Vaughn

Vaughn and his family support many causes:
Mom, Vaughn, and Trinity

This is where the rubber really meets the road… Vaughn regularly rides the hills of Brunswick:
Hill Climb