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Port Jervis, New York


Through & Thru: One man’s path to hiking over 2,000 miles and finding true happiness.


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Through & Thru: One man’s path to hiking over 2,000 miles and finding true happiness.


Ryan Benz let go of everything he knew to go on a 2,000 mile hike.

By the time he reached his 30’s, he had everything he was told he was supposed to want; a wife, a home, a college education and a successful career, but he found himself overwhelmingly stressed, anxious, and depressed. A divorce left him alone for the first time in his life, so he turned to meditation and mindfulness. Those practices started him on the long and arduous journey of letting go of all the things that led to his unhappiness.

To find his best self, and to seek freedom and happiness, he decided to go for a walk...a very long, soul-searching walk. 2,189.8 miles from Georgia to Maine to be exact.

Come hear his story about going against social norms, letting go, and taking risks in authentic ways. His story is about finding passion and pursuing it relentlessly. He will share it to inspire each of you to create a unique path to ultimate freedom and happiness.

Learn more about his story

Join us for a truly special event at Foundry42+ on Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm.

We'll listen to Ryan's story first hand, see what he saw and feel how he felt! But most importantly, be inspired to pursue our own dreams and true happiness.

Tickets are $10 and are LIMITED!
*All event sales are final for each event. No returns, exchanges or refunds are issued.

Earlier Event: April 28
Kids in the Kitchen with Cooper!
Later Event: May 1
Story time & Craft