Lewis and Clark College's Student Alumni Association recently held a panel for current students to come and talk to alumni that have a career in the athletic field. I was fortunate enough to be asked to be a part of the panel and sat next to 4 other alumni and discussed how our experiences at Lewis and Clark College developed the tools that we needed to be successful. I was humbled and honored to be asked to take part of this great event and am always happy to be able to give back to the school that has given me so much.
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is the Immediate Past President of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with children with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.