Maintenance Manager/ Assistant Designer/ Marketing
Ryan has worked on various projects with Breaking Ground since 2013, but joined full time in the fall of 2016. He earned a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from Doane University in 2013 and a Master’s in Ecological Landscape Design and Urban Planning in 2016. Following undergrad, Ryan served as a Fulbright Scholar in Kolkata, India, teaching English in middle schools and working to promote mutual understanding across cultures. In 2015, he worked in Dharamsala, India as a livelihoods fellow for the American India Foundation. There, he worked with a non-profit organization to promote women’s rights through organic farming, marketing and organizing co-ops.
“Complex problems are rarely solved with black and white solutions. Being isolated from English taught me how to listen extremely carefully, sort through various opinions and communicate a community’s shared vision effectively. I take the same approach to ensuring the client’s needs and vision are communicated to our team.”