Born in the West but raised in the Midwest, Ryan graduated from the University of Iowa before setting off to explore the world. His travels, work, and education have taken him to six continents where he has called Australia, Chile, Thailand and seven U.S. states home.
While working abroad with grassroots organizations implementing community development programs, Ryan became fascinated by each country's civic processes to create more democratic societies or in some cases repress democratic expression. Stories from local friends along the way inspired Ryan to return to the U.S. after years of international focus to promote civic engagement here at home.
Ryan started with Inspire in Colorado and is now based in Washington, DC. He enjoys live music, vegetarian cooking, and any outdoor activity.
Contact Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org