Our business owners have a proud history of non-profit work prior to the pandemic. All the business or groups below things our owners are heavily involved with and take great pride in.
Both owners are proud supporters of the JDRF (which seeks to cure diabetes), the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce and Buy Rio Rancho campaign which supports small businesses, and are proud United Member teachers and program trainers.
Eric and Ryan were due to travel to Uganda in 2020 for a Rotary international trip and both were to provide United Nations training to local communities. However, due to the pandemic, it was rescheduled. In 2021, they will be teaching sustainable agriculture, tourism, and business strategies to civilian and government officials. In addition, both owners have received multiple certifications and taken 100+ plus hours each of United Nations courses.
Eric – a teacher in the Rio Rancho Public School system, he is dedicated to education and helping children receive a quality education.
He is a proud member of the Local Teachers Union in which he pays dues and proudly supports.
Eric also heavily supports mental health programs. He is a coordinator for Agora Crisis center and has donated hundreds of hours over the last several years where he helps people in everything from minor issues to life and death situations.
Eric is also a Director for the “Travel Mbale Foundation”. In preparation for his trip to Uganda, he helps by providing consultation to Uganda Staff and Photographers. It started as a small Facebook teaching page to local photographers, but has grown to over 5,000 likes and is now a promotional business in Mbale, Uganda.
Ryan – well known in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque for his activism. Ryan is an Elected Official and Politician in Rio Rancho. He is also the Owner and Director of “Sandia Consultants”, which specializes in helping small business owners.
He supports Sandoval Economic Alliance and NAIOP, both of which are businesses organizations that promote business and economic growth.
Ten-82 is a non-profit which helps public servants when they need it most. TEN-82 assist Police, Fire and Military personnel when they find themselves in times of need due to illness or injuries.
Ryan is well known in the education community and is known to heavily support numerous educational foundations across the state.