Rindy Ryan is a mother of three and an experienced, certified teacher. She serves as Instructor for Grace. Etiquette. Manners. or GEM.  Rindy earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and her Master’s in Education from Washington University.  Her love of teaching and a commitment to empowering young people to attain personal success led her to founding GEM. Along with her husband, Sean, and their children, the Ryans have lived on Daniel Island since 2002.

Allie Clay is a mother of two with a background in behavioral research. She serves as Instructor of Grace. Etiquette. Manners. or GEM. Allie earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Kalamazoo College and her Master’s and PhD in Biology from George Mason University as the recipient of a Smithsonian Fellowship. Allie has experience teaching college level coursework. Allie and her husband Chef Andy Clay are owner/operators of Mpishi Restaurant on Daniel Island. The Clays have lived on Daniel Island since 2011.

Photos by Mandy Riley of Ellis Avery Photography