She has also had the pleasure of working with many of the top club owners in the nation including: TAV, Laguna Beach, Mizuno Long Beach, and Tstreet. Through these experiences, Kara has gained a wealth of knowledge on how to build a premier club and remain on top. She offers leadership training to your coaches, marketing strategies, and works side by side to develop new programs to your members.
Ryan readily confesses to his perfectionist streak, though it would be hard not to, as it’s apparent in all that he does. Whether it’s designing an ad, taking a beautiful photograph or creating a marketing strategy, he dedicates himself tirelessly until the project is flawless.
Ryan has moved around a bit, but the first noteworthy stop includes attending the
prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. Upon graduation, Ryan headed to Dallas, Texas to work at one of the most esteemed advertising agencies in the country, The Richards Group. There, he worked on clients such as Hyundai Motors of America, Corona, H-E-B Grocery and 7-11 Convenience Stores.
Then Ryan decided to head west. Outside of Seattle, to be precise, where he had the opportunity to work with several smaller agencies. That turned out to be an excellent fit, because his ideas tend to really make an impact with smaller brands that don’t have a lot of money, but do have a lot of needs. While there, he was able to spend a lot of time with a niece and nephew who were very active in youth sports, which gave Ryan the opportunity to hone his skills in capturing action. This gradually became more than a hobby. In addition to many youth sports, Ryan also shot for the US Navy, specializing in fighter jets.
Following this chapter, Ryan relocated to his hometown of Los Angeles, where he recognized the opportunity to bring his photography skills to the youth beach volleyball community.