Ryan, a graduate of Auburn University, has been teaching elementary school for the past 16 years. He spent the early years of his career teaching in Alabama and Louisiana. From there, his journey brought him to the beaches of South Walton where he worked at Butler Elementary before making his way to Ohana Institute. This is his 5th year leading the Foundation’s Program at Ohana. Ryan enjoys traveling and is a die-hard Atlanta Braves fan. He also enjoys many outdoor activities including Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf. Ryan’s educational philosophy is to encourage the students to become lifelong learners by placing literacy as the top priority in the classroom. Truly a big kid at heart that wants to make learning enjoyable for all!