President of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc. – The parent company of The Saint Jude Retreats and BRI Publishing.
President of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc.
I’m Ryan Schwantes. I was born and raised in Wisconsin and relocated to upstate NY in 2001 where I currently reside with my wife and children. My family means the world to me and they are my driving factor to be the very best I can be every single day! My career of nearly 20 years, focuses on helping individuals with “addiction” change their lives.
Beyond my career, I have a passion for physical fitness and sports performance nutrition. I have been involved in fitness since I was 14 years old and I have had the opportunity to help several people attain their fitness goals throughout the years. I’ve helped design training programs, and designed nutrition plan, and supplementation plans. One of the areas I have had great success in is helping wrestlers and combat athletes make weight for their events in a healthy manner. I have a way of taking my knowledge of about fitness and nutrition and explaining it to others in a way that makes sense to them. I, like many others, have moved beyond difficult situations through positive motivation and developing new lifestyle patterns. I use my experiences to inspire others to use adversity to empower themselves beyond what they ever thought possible. I believe people are VERY powerful beings, and can accomplish anything with hard work, knowledge, and and dedication.
In 2001, I joined Baldwin Research Institute with an expertise in Finance. Since then, I have managed several aspects of the businesses that include Human Resources, Finance, Technology, Project Management and Management Training. In 2006, I was elected to serve as President of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc. and currently serve as President of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc., Saint Jude Retreats & BRI Publishing. I’ll never forget the feeling I had when I heard, “The Board elects Mr. Ryan Schwantes to serve as President of the company” it really was and still is, a great honor. I led the drive to form BRI Publishing in order to push the official launch of the company’s new product — The Freedom Model for Addictions book.
The Freedom Model is a new book about addiction written by Mark Scheeren, Steven Slate and Michelle Dunbar an developed by Baldwin Research Institute, Inc. The Freedom Model is a new revolutionary approach how to move beyond addiction based lifestyle patterns. It’s revolutionary because it’s counters to what all the stereotypical media, political heads, and “experts” say about addiction and it debunks the entire addiction and recovery constructs and challenges the drug and alcohol treatment industry and its methods as a whole. It is unlike any other approach, and it will surely change the way you look at addiction.
I have dedicated my life to helping others move beyond the obstacles that are blocking their path to a successful life. Through hard work and dedication, I moved beyond addiction and other issues regarding my health. This personal site is a way to share my thoughts, expertise, and experiences to inspire others to make positive changes in their lives.