Ryan is a certified wellness and triathlon coach, yoga instructor, and has a passion for special populations and adaptive therapy. He has undergraduate degrees in creative writing and religious philosophy, as well as two master's (one in strategic business development/communications and a second in Theology). Ryan is a Presbyterian pastor, certified clinical chaplain, professional grant writer/nonprofit business consultant for the Santa Cruz Community Foundation, and founder of two nonprofit organizations in addition to work as the development director of The Homeless Garden Project where he now volunteers his services. He is involved with a variey of nonprofit organizations in town and part of his passion and goals lie in matching each client with fuflilling opportunities to give back to the community in meaningful and relavant ways.