Ryan Elders serves as a student staff trainer for the region in addition to his role as an area director for the Eastern Ottawa Area. Ryan first became involved with Young Life way back in the eighth grade and has stayed involved with YL ever since. After leading for four years in college, he joined Young Life staff seven years ago. Ryan loves Young Life’s emphasis on relationships and the fact that we meet people where they are at geographically and spiritually. Ryan is super active in his free time. He enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, snowshoeing and playing/watching hockey (Go Red Wings!). He also enjoys card games like cribbage and euchre and board games like Catan. He and his wife Nikki love playing racket sports together like pickle ball, platform tennis, and racket ball.