Since 1933, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, we make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across Ohio. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Ryan Love is a recent transplant to the Columbus area having moved here with his wife, dog and two cats from Southwest Florida in the winter of 2019(the day before that winter vortex). A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Restaurant Management, Ryan worked for 10 years in progressive roles with company specializing in Chocolate candy manufacturing and sales called Norman Love Confections. He is a classically trained pastry chef having completed the French Pastry School curriculum in Chicago.
During his time with the Norman Love Confections, Ryan served as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast for 5 years which is how he and his wife ended up in Columbus when he saw an opportunity with the agency here and jumped at the chance to continue his journey in helping youth reach their biggest potential. Ryan is currently the Vice President of Resource Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, overseeing all fundraising, donor relationship, event planning and strategic partnerships for the agency.