Ryan Gooch

Ryan Gooch

Program and Outreach Director

Ryan is native to Marquette, MI. After graduating high school, he attended Northern Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. During most of his life, Ryan has worked with children in one way or another. Whether that was volunteering as a youth soccer coach for many years or later, spending hours in classrooms observing or substitute teaching. Most recently, he completed his student teaching at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, MI.

Bay Cliff has been in Ryan’s life in one way or another for many years. In middle school, he attended Bay Cliff for Bothwell’s Middle School Science Camp, and then later, worked as a counselor at those same camps. He worked at Bay Cliff’s Summer Therapy Camp for the first time during the summer of 2022. He was a counselor in Unit 2. One summer was all it took and he absolutely fell in love with Bay Cliff and every one of their campers. When the opportunity arose for him to take on a full-time role, he knew he had to go for it. He is enthusiastic about the upcoming summer, and the many summers to come.

Roles & Responsibilities

Ryan is the Program Director and Outreach Coordinator at Bay Cliff. He is responsible for hiring and training the seasonal Program and Teen Coordinators each summer. He is also responsible for the camp’s Program design, as well as Bay Cliff’s Teen Program; making sure that every camp program offered is inclusive and accessible to all. On the Outreach side, Ryan is responsible for opening communications with members of the community, as well as participating in visits, presentations, and partnership activities to promote the Bay Cliff mission.

Contact Information

Email: rgooch@baycliff.org
Phone: 906-345-9314, ext. 260