Program Director, Outdoors and Outreach and Resource Locker
Ryan grew up in small town in Iowa and joined the Navy shortly after High School, enlisting as a Boiler Technician. Ryan completed 20 years of dedicated service in his naval career. Before Ryan retired, he met Jim Welch, and his friendship with Jimmy grew over the next 2 years. When Jimmy approached him about Veterans R&R, Ryan was thrilled—he saw this as a great way to give back to his brothers and sisters in the service, past, present, and future.