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Ryan Durkopp

British Virgin Islands Director

Matthew Dayton from Visions Service Adventures

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ryan grew up along the Willamette River, biking and hiking. He spent summers camping and fishing in Yosemite National Park, exploring the numerous mountains and meadows.

Ryan holds degrees in music and mathematics and served as a math teacher with the Peace Corps in rural West Africa. For two years, he lived in small villages, taught courses in French and acclimated to the rhythm of village life. His fondest memories are filled with soccer games with local children and tending a vegetable garden with his host family.

In 2004, Ryan first joined the VISIONS team as a staffer on the Guadeloupe program. He went on to direct the Guadeloupe program for several years and eventually founded and co-directed the Ghana program with his wife in 2012 and 2013.

After several years away from VISIONS, Ryan is excited to return as the director of the BVI program. He currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and pets and looks forward to stewarding one of VISIONS flagship programs.

Matthew Dayton from Visions Service Adventures