Father, Teacher, Coach
Ryan is the father of three amazing daughters (Harper, Emerson, and Peyton), a tennis coach, business owner, and former school teacher.
A pivotal life event was the catalyst for his new outlook. His story was featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Angels All Around,101 Inspirational Stories of Miracles, Divine Intervention and Answered Prayers. His world view dramatically shifted and he began to experience life in a new way. Ryan felt the need to share this mind set with his daughters.
Zips 4 Kids and Ignite Their Spark were born! Two ways for kids to experience the beauty of giving and learning.
With a BA in elementary education from Clemson University Ryan spends part of the year in the classroom and the summers teaching tennis.
Part of Ryan's journey included receiving a car from Christian Brothers Automotive in 2017. After walking and biking to work for a long time, suddenly having a vehicle was a game changer for him. In fact, it had such an impact that Ryan and his daughters now donate a car to a family in need every year. If you know of anyone who would benefit from a car donation, or you would like to help with this tradition, please reach out.
If you want to know more about Ryan's story, you can listen to his two part interview on the Outpost Soul podcast.