Ryan has over eight years’ experience working with a variety of organizations and nonprofits in the Northwest. As Marketing Manager for Northwest Folklife, she worked with over 75 different cultural and ethnic groups, handling media sponsorship, press relations and grassroots outreach. She collaborated closely with the City of Seattle to co-present the annual Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center.
Her resume also includes a tenure as Communications Director at Northwest Film Forum, where she oversaw individual marketing campaigns for over 200 programs a year, working on special events with promotional partners that included housing coalitions and community development associations.
She has extensive experience in the regional film industry, helping produce and promote documentaries, feature and short films, and has a wide network of media relationships in both editorial and advertising departments.
In her off-hours, Ryan can most likely be found in a dark movie theater, or exploring one of the Northwest’s national parks. She enjoys hiking, camping, crafting, and taking part in Seattle’s vibrant arts scene.