Ryan Sanders

Portrait of Ryan: Man in a cheese cutter hat in front of a rusty blue corrugated iron wall

Ryan brings a hands-on approach to The Lucy Foundation team. A builder by trade, Ryan is the owner of Beespoke Creative Industries Ltd, where his love for designing custom furniture intertwines with his passion for carpentry and beekeeping. Ryan has a heart for community and loves to see people empowered to use the skills they have and their drive to develop new skills.

Ryan is the former Field Director for The Lucy Foundation in Oaxaca, Mexico. Drawing on his experiences and knowledge gained as a farmer and builder, Ryan worked alongside his wife Jess in Pluma Hidalgo to help promote disability rights, inclusion and the revival of Pluma coffee. He now lives in Hamilton, New Zealand, where he continues to develop his trade and support the work of The Lucy Foundation.

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