Ryan’s passion for running and people came together for the first time at the age of 15, when he organized a local 5k to benefit three charities in his hometown of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. During high school and college he competed in cross country and track allowing him to appreciate the sport even more. After college, his love of running continued and he dreamed of making a career of it.
That dream was realized in the summer of 2014 as he transitioned from corporate America to follow his love for running and event planning. He is now a RRCA Certified Running Coach and the Training Director for J&A Racing, the world-class race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Over the past year he has led three, 130+ person training teams. Ryan’s approach to running is making sure everyone feels supported and included during training. He firmly believes that if people are having fun and making memories, the personal best times will follow. Ryan has competed in races ranging from 5ks to the ultra-marathon distance of 50 miles. He is also a lululemon ambassador.