Ryan has been teaching meditation for the past 20 years. Ryan is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Flourish Foundation, a social-profit dedicated to inspiring systemic change through heartmind cultivation promoting personal well-being, benevolent social action, and environmental stewardship. Ryan has created and facilitated a number of workshops and retreats for healthcare providers, educators, and mental health professionals domestically and abroad.
In addition to working at the Flourish Foundation, Ryan leads teacher trainings in North America for Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) and co-founded Cultivting Emotional Balance Inc. with Dr. Eve Ekman and Lani Potts. Ryan has served a pivotal role in developing curriculum for both CEB teachers and students internationally.
Through his work at Flourish and CEB, Ryan continues to pursue his passion of creating and facilitating programs that inspire social change and community development through ethics and values, meditation, and experiential inquiry. Ryan is actively involved in local community service as a Rotarian and a Hospice volunteer. Along with his love for teaching and philanthropy, Ryan is a devoted husband and father of two growing boys. With his family he enjoys gardening, backpacking, hiking, unicyling, Nordic skiing, soccer, and surfing.