Meet the ULEAD Team
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ULEAD brings dynamic team building training to youth, youth workers, educators and youth-serving organizations to support leadership development, strengthen individual skills and build cohesive, effective communities and teams.
Chief Ideation Trailblazer
As Chief Ideation Trailblazer, Ritch has innovated and delivered training experiences for youth and adults for over 30 years.
Most recently, Ritch has blazed the trail for ULEAD’s staff and board to radically embrace our identity and mission as a mobile training organization.
When Ritch isn’t dreaming up new ways to stretch people’s comfort zones, he loves spending time with family, his kayak, and his amazing Martin guitar.
Currently, Ritch is working on developing a team-building program utilizing ULEAD’s new mobile challenge course.
Ritch is a graduate of Goshen College and of Fuller Seminary, with additional certifications in personal, leadership, and team development strategies.
Brandy began serving at ULEAD in September 2014. She has a passion for keeping things organized and a relentless, yet compassionate commitment to helping others (read: ULEAD staff) become better managers (read: turn in their receipts).
Brandy has an accounting degree from Ivy Tech and over 20 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting in the corporate field. She brings a wealth of knowledge in financial management combined with a humble spirit to assist ULEAD’s mission.
Hobbies include gardening, landscaping, reading, collecting, shopping, and listening to records (“vinyl rocks!”) Brandy also loves attending concerts with her husband. Brandy has three children at home.
Micah is part of a team that recently filed a patent for a set of designs for mobile ropes course elements.
When he’s not out on the road facilitating programs and trainings for awesome groups, he can be found riding his road bike, exploring new restaurants with his wife, and eating one too many donuts.
His latest project is attempting to train for a triathlon – a goal for 2018.
Micah earned a Master’s Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2015.
Self Efficacy Curator
Ben joined ULEAD after working for nearly a decade in the public school, youth ministry, and nonprofit worlds. Ben has a B.A. in Communications from Indiana University South Bend and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
Facilitating individual and group growth since 2002, Ben has a broad educational and experiential background, serving and communicating with both students and adults through dynamic programs and experiences. Ben enjoys helping people grow in understanding who they are and discovering how they can find their calling for impacting their world.
Ben enjoys spending weekends with his wife, two daughters, and English Retriever, Emmit. Filling up much of that time with board/card games, great TV shows, outdoor adventures, and an occasional trip to Ikea.
- Challenge Education Low and High Ropes Facilitator
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