Ryan Howell

Project Manager


“I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.”

Maya Angelou


With a desire to address the needs of others and to make them actionable, coupled with a background in design; Ryan aims to sit at the intersection of form and function – challenging the age-old-debate that one needs to follow the other. 

Through his experience in strategy and analysis and a bent toward action, Ryan applies his strengths as an Account Manager here at Casel Bear. His primary goals are to: serve you and your organization, be a student your business, distill your needs, and help you to communicate succinctly; while growing your engagement with those you wish to serve thru human-centered design.

Having a background and a degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, he honed his skills in arranging complex systems into a complete package. Coupled with his years of experience in large-scale events within the local church, he has learned that the mark of good design is to remove barriers for the end-user.  Whether it is the meeting of a wall and a floor, or the clear presentation of a complex message; at the intersection of different planes is where the value of design is most evident.

Ryan was born and raised in Northeast Ohio, but spent 18 years in Dallas, Texas where he served on staff at Watermark Community Church. Joining the team at Cassel Bear is a homecoming of sorts.  He returns with his High School Sweetheart (and Wife) along with his 5 children and 2 dogs. Be it a long vacation with the family, or a quick weekend away; he prefers to be laying down miles on backcountry trails and sleeping under the stars. 

What Ryan rocks: Asking insightful questions and listening, being able to laugh at himself, finding opportunities for some form of competition…anytime…anywhere, if it’s true that “culture is caught, not taught” he strives to be the most contagious person in the room.

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