Ryann Kivel was born and raised in a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills - not unlike Ashland - before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area for college and her career. 

As a graphic designer, Ryann is passionate about effective design and communicating ideas through visual arts. Her work's focus has been in the Healthcare community, including acting as Director of Marketing for Therapydia, a national physical therapy group based in San Francisco. In addition to running her freelance design business, Ryann enjoys lending her design and marketing skills to Soulsmile. She is passionate about the care we provide and letting people know there's a place for them in Southern Oregon to feel comfortable, taken care of at the highest level and truly listened to. 

Outside of work, Ryann loves to snowboard, ride motorcycles, trail run, stand-up paddle board and discover good books. Returning to a life in the mountains has been a great joy for her. She looks forward to raising a family in our beautiful community and finding way to give back locally. Ryann and Dr. Kivel have one daughter, Siena, who was born in May of this year.