Ryan worked with our foundation on an affordable housing project with services for youth aging out of foster care. Ryan helped us better define and communicate our programmatic vision to a variety of audiences. His wide-ranging expertise, professionalism and focus was essential in moving the work we did together forward. Ryan is self-driven but also deeply collaborative – that combination lead him to add far more value to the project than he set out to do at the start of our work together. I strongly recommend Ryan for mission driven work in program development, media and communications!
Founder & Executive Director, TruArtSpeaks
Working with Ryan has been amazing. His commitment to the shared vision is evident throughout the process, in the product and in the ways in which he goes above and beyond to champion his collaborators. He makes dreaming up the project feel easy and seamless. Always eager to enhance the vision, Ryan doesn't shy away from offering key insights along the way and surprising you with hidden gems down the line. And, most importantly, he is so flexible. We need high quality artistic content, an equity lens, flexibility, understanding and professionalism in this field. Ryan exhibits each of those qualities and more.
Co-Director and Curator, Public Functionary
I’ve worked with Ryan on several projects in which we closely collaborated to produce art and community focused programming. Ryan was incredibly thoughtful about the space he wanted to create and who he wanted to create it for. His approach is inclusive and considerate, centered in uplifting the stories of others. Ryan is an ambitious collaborator and organizer… and as a result, is fondly regarded in many Twin Cities communities. He’s an excellent filmmaker and photographer, a true artist. He’s endlessly generous. I am excited to continue working with him.
Development Director, Juxtaposition Arts
We hired Ryan to do the video for Juxtaposition Arts’ first crowdfunding campaign. We were so pleased with the results. The video not only played a major role in JXTA successfully reaching our financial goals, but it also helped to garner attention from some of the least likely sources, such as Dangerous Man Brewing and Afropunk. JXTA expanded its audience with the campaign and the video was instrumental.
Throughout the process, Ryan was super responsive, timely, efficient, and very much a key member of the JXTA team. I would whole heartedly recommend Ryan to anyone.