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Rachel Riggio- Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer Rachel Riggio is a humanitarian with a mission to be a positive force in our world. She has faced many of life’s obstacles with resilience and fortitude. Forced to persevere when faced with humbling life lessons such as the loss of a parent at age 4, addiction, abuse, and childhood traumas; Rachel immersed herself in a period of rehabilitation. In tune with her life’ s purpose, she has developed a strong drive to find and help those in need. Rachel is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College were she earned a certificate in counseling. She has logged more than five hundred volunteer hours with the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Treatment Center where she was recruited to head the program. Since 2006, Rachel has worked as a youth counselor specializing in group home settings and inpatient treatment for adolescents. After six years of working within the mental health system in California, she decided to expand her focus by creating an avenue to empower others to join a self sustaining community develop center that embodies all the spiritual and philosophical qualities she wants to see in our world. Rachel uses the trials in her life to breathe compassion and healing into our world. She is wholeheartedly dedicated to the mission of the Red Road Foundation to creating opportunities for people to come together as a world community and aid in the lives of the neediest amongst us.
Garrett Riggio- Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer Garrett graduated from The University of Montana where he received a marketing degree with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. He played football for San Diego State University and the University of Montana. Later he would retired his football career early to pursue his passion for serving our world and co-founded The Red Road Foundation. He currently works as a marketing consultant at Platinum Advisor Strategies. He commented, “I’ve always felt a sense of responsibility to give love and aid to the people who need compassion in our world. I have been involved in community outreach programs and charity work for several years. I graduated high school with 450 hours of community service and graduated college with over a 1000. I’ve traveled to Tanzania, Africa to promote health and give supplies to the countless children in need after genocide. My newest experiences in Cambodia have been heart wrenching, yet rewarding in ways unexplainable, these kids have changed my life. I have been working with The Red Road Foundation for over 2 years now, and have truly found my passions match. This organization has truly moved and inspired me to achieve my vision of world community and give back to this beautiful world and it’s amazing people. We must be the change we want to see in this world, and it all starts with making the choice to be that difference.”