Ryan Shortill, CEO and Founder

Recently named Community Leader of the Year (2013) by Meeting Professionals International-San Diego (SDMPI), Ryan Shortill breaks through the humdrum of the traditional. Passionate about helping communities, organizations, teams, and individuals realize their productive power and capabilities, Ryan uses insightful, purpose-driven techniques delivered in a unique way.

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Ryan’s Accolades Include:
  • 2014 & 2013 San Diego Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Finalist
  • 2013 SD Metro Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Award
  • 2013 Most Innovative Product or Service from the San Diego Chamber of Commerce
  • 2010 – 2011 Presenter of the Year Award from Meeting Professionals International-San Diego (SDMPI)


Ryan has taught a variety of curriculum to every level of academia as well as large organizations and senior management teams and is accustomed to speaking to a variety of audiences. He is an accomplished corporate trainer and facilitator getting tangible results. Also, an avid traveler, his global journeys include six continents, 52 countries, all 50 states, and summiting some of the world’s highest peaks.

Ryan holds a B.S. degree in Kinesiology: Outdoor/ Experiential Education from the University of New Hampshire. He is one of the driving forces behind the Positive Adventures team in its quest to make a positive impact in the local community that will spill over into the world at large.

Positive Adventures is San Diego’s leader in experiential education providing:


It is through adventurous experiences and team activities that we educate and create platforms for personal and professional growth. Businesses see more productive teams and retain talent by creating a bigger purpose. One way this is done is through the connection with their local communities and giving back. What does Positive Adventures do for you? We are masters of experiential education, corporate caring, and facilitation. We use creative programming to help your teams produce better results within your organization and for the clients and communities you serve. To ensure high satisfaction and results we customize each program to meet your specific needs and always strive to offer unique programming options.

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