Ryan has been working with children for over 20 years, having been a Camp Counselor, Lifeguard, Camp Director, P.E. Teacher, Coach, Teacher’s Assistant, Yard Supervisor, Independent Living Program Instructor for High School Foster Youth, Science and Math Specialist, Elementary School Teacher, and most recently a Middle School Teacher. He is extremely passionate about sports, nature, and the changing landscape of education. At Manzanita, Ryan is able to blend his many passions, working to create a sustainable and dynamic community of caring and involved families. He enjoys working with the beautiful and spacious land at Big Rock, as well as collaborating with the entire Manzanita Family as they blaze a new trail to help positively shape lives and create memorable experiences for everyone involved, most notably the students. Ryan feels honored and privileged to be a part of this amazing school!