GOAT is led by a small staff and an army of volunteers, donors and advocates.
Ryan started GOAT as a part-time “hobby” in 2008. He started by leading trips for kids on the weekend while working at an advertising agency during the weekdays. GOAT was Ryan’s way to share his passions with less-fortunate kids, but never anything he anticipated doing full-time. Ryan has a Graphic Communications degree from Clemson University, a lovely wife, Chrissy and two kiddos. In his free time you can find him making dad jokes, running really fast (in crocs) and fueling himself with chocolate chip cookies.
Mary-Neel first joined GOAT as a summer intern in 2015. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism management. In her free time, you can find her beast moding, pretending she’s a broadway star, and dabbing on all the haters.