Ryan Stanley / Board Secretary

Ryan Stanley, a 30-year resident of Sarasota, is mom to Jude and Arber and wife to local video producer, Damen Shaqiri. After graduating from New College of Florida in 2004, Ryan worked as a Family Law paralegal, served as President of the Sarasota-Manatee Young Democrats, and held a position on the Alliance for Responsible Transportation Board of Directors. Since the birth of her daughter in 2010, she’s sewn together a patchwork quilt of paid and unpaid work with several of her favorite non-profit organizations including Girl Scouts of the Gulf Coast, The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, and WSLR Community Radio. Although she is happiest alone with her own thoughts, in her spare time Ryan also enjoys cooking, traveling, the company of fierce women, and a stiff gin and tonic.

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