The Modern Day Monk combines Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to create health, happiness and fulfillment in peoples lives. Ryder graduated with a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine before becoming ordained as a Taoist Monk. He has traveled the world learning from mystics, monks, scientists, doctors and thought leaders to create a new model of healthcare, Lifestyle Healthcare. In addition to his role as a healthcare provider, Ryder owns a fitness center – DHP Health & Fitness, a personal healthcare consulting company, a non-profit dog rescue and is in the process of publishing his first book. Outside of business he finds fulfillment by spending time in nature, has earned several blackbelts in martial arts, represented the USA in the UCI World Championships of BMX racing, was a competitive archer, has SCUBA dived around the world, enjoys rock climbing and is an active CrossFitter, husband and father to 3 fur babies.