Our Team

Ryan Redman

Executive Director
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At an early age, Ryan developed an interest for contemplative based practices and eventually traveled to India at the age of twenty to pursue his interests in meditation. Upon his return, Ryan began teaching and studying contemplative based practices while studying at the University of California in Santa Barbara. After completing his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies, Ryan traveled back to India several times to further his understanding of awareness based practices. As a result of these early experiences, Ryan has dedicated his life to exploring the interrelationship between personal transformation and benevolent social action.

Ryan has been teaching in the Wood River Valley for the past 12 years and has completed a Masters degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In addition, Ryan is also a certified instructor of Cultivating Emotional Balance and serves as a core faculty member in Susan Kaiser Greenland’s Inner Kids Program.  He continues to study meditation with B. Alan Wallace, the Director of the Santa Barbara Institute of Consciousness Studies. Ryan is a co-founder of the Flourish Foundation, and along with his love for teaching and community service, he is a devoted husband and father.


Katie Corkery

Operations Coordinator
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Katie moved to the Wood River Valley in 1999 from Denver, Colorado where she supported adult students with disabilities attending college. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from University of Colorado and worked as a school counselor at Wood River Middle School prior to starting a family. During her time with Blaine County School District, she saw firsthand the need for local food resources for families who are struggling. Katie jumped in to help establish The Hunger Coalition and served on the Board of Directors.

After four years with The Hunger Coalition, Katie was part of the initial team that established Flourish Foundation and is honored to continue to serve as Operations Coordinator. She was drawn to Flourish by her commitment to nurture and support children, families, and people of all ages. As a young parent, Katie recognized the need to develop inner resources through contemplative practices to support her in being and enjoying the present moment as well as developing self-awareness and keeping an open heart. She continues this journey today, on a path of daily practice and continual growth and learning. She is a forever student of life. It is her hope that Flourish programs cultivate and engage individual and community insight, awareness, and compassion. Katie and her family, Scott, Madelaine and George can be found enjoying and playing together in the mountains of sunny Idaho.


Paige Redman

Education Programs Coordinator
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Paige Redman earned her Bachelors Degree in Communications from the University of California at Santa Barbara. With a love for exploring other cultures, she then spent time traveling around the world and was eventually swept away by the contemplative culture of India for two years.

Deeply affected by these experiences abroad, Paige returned back to the Wood River Valley and began to pursue her passion of supporting women during the childbearing years through Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP). In addition to teaching MBCP she continues to support women and couples as a birth and postpartum doula.

Through her own evolution into motherhood and parenting, Paige continues to realize the immense benefits of contemplative practices for her own and others well being and is committed to sharing these practices with the next generation.

Paige cherishes her time teaching the Mindful Awareness Program to children and embraces all of their wisdom.

Paige is honored and humbled by the opportunity to support Flourish Foundation as Education Programs Coordinator and continues to be motivated by her strong desire to inspire personal growth and help make the world a better place.

Paige strives to be a mindful mother, a loving wife, and a compassionate global citizen.


Kathleen McCabe

Grants Manager

Kathleen has a passion for supporting innovative programs that are transforming communities. One avenue that has allowed her to offer support is creating sustainably through development efforts. Kathleen began her work with Flourish in October 2012 and quickly saw the incredible impact the programs were having. She is so proud to be part of the team working to create a more mindful and compassionate world.

With a Masters in Public Administration from Seattle University, B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington and nearly ten years working in the nonprofit and public sectors, Kathleen is looking forward to finding ways to help build the capacity and sustainability of this fabulous program so that more children and families can benefit. When she’s not working, you can find Kathleen running after her busy toddler (Josh) or skiing with her supportive husband (Andy).


Noah Koski

Compassionate Leaders Program Coordinator
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Noah grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho and attended Community School K-12. After graduating, he took a year off to explore and during that adventure fell in love with the world. Working in between travel at Iconoclast Books, he has hitch hiked around New Zealand, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and India. He continues to return to these wonderful places.

Noah has a deep passion for travel, and experiencing the wonders both of the natural and inner world. With a deep commitment to mindfulness, compassion, nature, and connection, he loves nothing more than to delight in others company. He is honored to be guiding this growing group of high school Compassionate Leaders in their own journey and hopes to help inspire a more sustainable and virtuous world.


Emilie Crist

Mindful Awareness Facilitator
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Emilie feels lucky to say she was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Sun Valley Idaho. She attended The Community School K-12th, and went to College at Loyola Marymont in Los Angeles where she studied Theater and Psychology. After that she journeyed to New Zealand where she lived for a year WOOFING (working on organic farms) and sharpening her skills in embarking on crazy adventures.  She is proud to say that she has volunteered her time teaching English and giving love to orphans in Southern India, along with educating and giving hope to young women in the sex slavery industry in Cambodia.

She completed 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training at Sonic Yoga in New York City and is a member of Yoga Alliance.  She has completed the Inner Kids training program founded by Susan Kaiser Greenland, who wrote The Mindful Child.  Behind her smile lays a deep passion for spreading compassion and teaching awareness through contemplative practices to kids and teens.

She truly believes that if we want to achieve peace in the world we must start with the children. Emilie secretly likes to call herself an explorer, and with a deep sigh, she admits her wanderlust continues to grow with each trip she takes. Lately, the most interesting place that she has visited has been along the path of self-discovery.


Mary Ann Chubb

Mindful Awareness Facilitator
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Mary Ann studied art at Cal State Long Beach and first came to the Valley to ski. One thing led to another and soon she moved to the Wood River Valley. That was 30 years ago. She is a ceramic artist, with two lovely grown children, two dogs and an incredibly warm-hearted husband. Mary Ann has been practicing meditation and studying Buddhist teachings since 1994 with a number of distinguished lamas, including Anam Thubten and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. In 2007 she was invited by Anam Thubten to train as a dharma teacher and was ordained to teach in 2009. In addition to teaching adults meditation, she now facilitates Mindful Awareness at Community School and Hemingway Elementary.

Mary Ann describes, “I absolutely love working with young children. They are so spontaneous and fun to be with. Their basic goodness is always shining beneath the surface. You can see it when you look into their eyes. I feel like such a kid when I am working with them.” She goes on to explain, “When I look around at what is happening in our world, the fast pace, the competitiveness; I see a real need for giving children and adults tools that will help them navigate in the world. One of the many benefits of mindfulness is that we begin to see how we are all connected to each other. When we have that realization, we become more kind and compassionate to ourselves and others. What a wonderful world it could be…”


Beth Citron

Mindful Awareness Facilitator
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Beth Citron received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and English from Rutgers College/Rutgers University in 1983 and then attended the Master’s program at the University of Maryland in Family Studies/Marriage and Family Therapy.  Beth received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers School Of Social Work in 1988.  Beth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been with Blaine County School District, at Bellevue Elementary School since 2000.


Laura Crist

Mindful Awareness Facilitator

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Originally from Seattle, WA, Laura found her way to Ketchum through her passion for the mountains and the lifestyle they provide. She loves the outdoors and is equally passionate about working with children. “Each day is different and children are a constant source of amazement. Watching them learn and grow is extremely rewarding.”  Laura studied and earned her BA in Education at Washington State University. She began her teaching at Bellevue Elementary where she spent three years teaching first grade. Laura then moved to Hemingway to teach kindergarten Dual immersion.

She is currently focusing on growing her family and is expecting a baby girl in June. In the short time that Laura has worked with The Flourish Foundation she has found that the practice of mindfulness can bring numerous benefits to emotional and physical health as well as to the relationships in your life. She is excited to help introduce such powerful tools to the children in our community!


Jane Sheue

Mindful Awareness Facilitator

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Jane is a southern gal from Alabama who married a Sun Valley native. They spent a year traveling through Asia and it was there that Jane deepened her yoga and contemplative practice. She participated in a Vipassana course in India which was the foundation and beginning of her daily practice. After teaching for four years at a private preschool in San Francisco, Jane found that Flourish Foundation was the perfect mix to combine her love for teaching children and her passion of mindful awareness. She and her husband now have two children and hope that they can continue to have worldly and cultural adventures with their growing family.


Diane Nini

Mindful Awareness Facilitator
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Diane majored in advanced mathematics and physics in college. She discovered Ketchum in 1979 on a road trip with her husband, and eventually moved here from Malibu 30 years ago to raise her daughter in “a pristine mountain environment.” Skiing, running, mountain biking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, and Nordic skiing became her passions. She excelled in biathlon, and qualified and competed in the 1992 Olympic Trials. After her daughter graduated from Community School, she returned to college to study psychology and geology. Diane was first introduced to meditation in 2003 when she began trekking extensively throughout Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, China and Thailand.

She has studied contemplative practices with Dr. Alan Wallace of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies since 2010 and continues to regularly attend retreats with Dr. Wallace. Last year she attended a 5-week training retreat with Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman on Cultivating Emotional Balance, and is now a certified instructor of CEB. She has also completed a yearlong Inner Kids teacher-training course with Susan Kaiser Greenland to teach Mindful Awareness to children.


Kerrin McCall

Mindful Awareness Facilitator
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Kerrin McCall is an artist, children’s art educator, writer, naturalist and advocate for the Earth. She has an undergraduate degree in Cultural and Intellectual History from University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her work with Flourish Foundation she serves as Chair of the Ketchum Energy Advisory Committee. A 36 year contemplative practice has informed a visceral interconnection between personal and planetary well being. Kerrin believes when children learn skills to calm the mind, to care for one another and the Earth, and to nourish compassion and respect for all beings they are more able to successfully navigate the ever-increasing complexity of the world.


Cara Liberatore

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Cara grew up outside Pittsburgh, PA surrounded by family and forests. As a child and teen, she began consciously experiencing how bringing awareness to and taking ownership of her actions and words gifted her and others an effective sustainable means to navigate life rooted in empathy and compassion. She graduated from Boston University with a BA in Environmental Studies. Following her passion to work, live, and play in the mountains, she moved out West and has called Montana, Wyoming and now Idaho her home for the past two decades.

Professionally, Cara celebrates her life passions as an instructor for Cornell University’s online whole food plant-based nutrition, a Flourish facilitator of mindful awareness classes, and a rock climbing guide in the Teton and Sawtooth Ranges.  Personally, she feeds her body, heart, and soul through domestic and international cultural travel, working with children, engaging in daily outdoor pursuits, and interfacing with community as a volunteer.   As a devoted mother, she honors and embraces parental challenges in the same light as rewards.  She welcomes the essence of interconnectedness and while recognizing the power of positivity says, “Cheers to life”!