Ryan has worked professionally with teens since 2005 with a focus on prevention and served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Ryan’s always been involved with music and runs The Bristol Hub’s music and prevention programs, offering free lessons and general guidance with drums, guitars, and bass guitars and steering teens away from substances and unhealthy choices.
He became The Hub’s Director in September of 2013.
Brian was hired as the Hub’s Program Manager in Spring, 2015.
Ray Beaver, Hub Co-Founder, Volunteer
Ray became coordinator of The Hub in 1997 while working for the University Of Vermont’s Expanding the Caring Community Program. This Program was a collaboration of the University Of Vermont Extension Service and the Bristol Recreation Department. There were at one time seven such efforts in Vermont; The Hub is the only one still in existence. Ray has worked for over 35 years with youth in Addison County and the Burlington area. The Hub was his idea to allow youth a place of their own to hang out and develop the relationships with peers that support their development into healthy, caring adults who have an interest in their community.