Ryan has a passion for helping young adults move from a place of discouragement to empowerment. His experience comes from working with youth and families for over a decade in a variety of settings including therapeutic boarding school, direct care social work, and Wilderness Therapy. Ryan received his Master of Social Work from Western New Mexico University where he graduated with honors and is a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. He is also trained in Brainspotting, HeartMath, and Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Ryan firmly believes that when a client is able to take their power and put it into constructiveness instead of destructiveness the seed of change begins to grow and that spreads to everyone around them. Trails Momentum is a perfect backdrop for that change, free from distractions; so empowerment can blossom and the gifts that each person is meant to give this world can shine.
In his spare time Ryan is a dedicated family man and enjoys going on family adventures. He works hard to find a balance of connection, love, responsibilities, and joy. He enjoys getting out in the wilderness through whatever the mountains and oceans provide and can be found with his family on the rivers, trails, mountains, and oceans whenever possible.