“In order to lead people, you must know how to serve them.”
Whether he's learning to play a fourth instrument or practicing survival techniques out in the woods, Ryan Pace is constantly challenging himself to achieve new goals and to help those around him do the same. Driven by a deep desire to serve, he is a dynamic leader who measures his personal and professional success by his ability to bring out the best in others. As one of Viridian's Regional Managers, Ryan's commitment to lead with others in mind greatly contributes to the growth and well-being of both the company and the community.
Ryan manages the capital needs and budgets of a large portfolio of properties and assists Site Managers with their daily requirements. He is an expert at increasing operational efficiency and developing the talents of his team to overcome obstacles. His capacity for staying focused on the needs of his customers ensures his properties maintain a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.
Ryan received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon and his Master's degree in Intelligence Management from Henley Putnam University in San Jose, California. He served six years in the United States Marine Corps in both enlisted and officer capacities with two deployments to Iraq. He then spent several years working as a Defense Intelligence Analyst at the Pentagon before moving his family to Wallowa County, Oregon, where he and four generations of family were born and raised.
Ryan's broad life experience, combined with his strong sense of faith, family and community, helped him shape his philosophy on leadership: “In order to lead people, you must know how to serve them.”