About Us


The purpose of Spiraling Toward Joy is to empower individuals with the tools and

resources to find and sustain core happiness within themselves and their communities.

It does this by teaching practical skills through classes, workshops, and related activities.


Barb Ryan, M.S., aka “The Guidess of Happiness”, is Spiraling Toward Joy’s Executive Director. She has been leading Happiness Workshops and classes throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2010. Prior to that, for 25 years she was a counselor in private practice in Eugene, Oregon.

Her philosophy is that connecting with one’s core of happiness is personally beneficial as well as exponentially helpful in creating an energy shift for the whole planet.

According to H.H. Dalai Lama, “The purpose of life is to be happy.” Barb believes that, in fact it is our natural and original state of being. She is dedicated to teaching people how to raise their energy/vibration to a more joyful experience no matter where they are starting from.

Barb Ryan is changing the world one person at a time, spreading joy by teaching Happiness tools.

To speak with Barb directly, contact her by email at Barb@SpiralingTowardJoy.org or call her at 541-345-5058.


The board of directors currently consists of the President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer.

President of the Board:
Keegan Clements-Housser (president@spiralingtowardjoy.org)

Secretary of the Board:
 Betty Cook (secretary@spiralingtowardjoy.org)

Treasurer of the Board:
Randy Hall (treasurer@spiralingtowardjoy.org)

We’re looking for more board members! If you’re interesting in joining our board, please send a letter of interest to the President of the Board at president@spiralingtowardjoy.org and the Executive Director at barb@spiralingtowardjoy.org.