Where learning is growing.
Where the child's growth comes first.
We Are Passionate About Child Development.
21st Century Skills
We Call Them Exploratories
The Evolution of Community
DirectorA graduate of New York University, and a Los Angeles native, Sam comes back to the child development field after spending 7 years in New Orleans as the Associate Artistic Director of a non-profit theatre company. His passion for working with children stems from his 10 years in the summer camp field, where he’s worked with children age 4-17 in a variety of different camp roles. He’s very excited to be back and a founding director of Growing Outdoors.
As a long time child development professional, Ryan is excited to be a founding partner in Growing Outdoors. The opportunity to bring his knowledge to a new arena is exciting. As a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ryan has seen the value of hands on learning, which is the foundation of Growing Outdoors. Ryan stays active in child development circles, a member of the BOD for a local private school, as well as leading community discussion groups throughout the San Fernando Valley.