Ryan Stopera is a photographer, filmmaker, educator, and consultant. He has worked with community organizations for over 20 years including with individuals experiencing homelessness, children and families, and foster care youth, as well as in program development and affordable housing development. Ryan is driven by supporting individuals and organizations enhance their programming and messaging to strategically communicate their mission, and better serve their communities. He is passionate about education, and teaches media workshops with youth as well as courses at Augsburg University, where he received his Master's Degrees in Social Work and Business Administration. Ryan is motivated by enhancing powerful work in our communities to build a more just and equitable world.