THE RISING MAN

Who we are

This is
The Way... The Credo... The Path...

The Way of the Rising Man

A Rising Man...

  1. Provides SAFETY for all
  2. Acts HONORably even when no one is watching
  3. Fights for a PURPOSE greater than himself
  4. Balances a healthy ego with HUMILITY
  5. Is DISCIPLINED in his actions and emotions
  6. Infuses HUMOR into life’s greatest challenges
  7. Shows COMPASSION to oneself and others
  8. Is a LEADER for the next generation of men
  9. DEFENDER of the sacred

The Team

Jeddy Azuma

Jeddy Azuma

Founding Father & CEO

With a decade of experience in Men’s Leadership and Empowerment, Jeddy is the founder of The Rising Man Movement. As a Guide, Mentor, and Coach, Jeddy has impacted the lives of thousands of men on a mission to initiate an entire generation of men into power and purpose-driven service. Despite his many roles in men’s work, Jeddy considers his most important jobs to be Father and Husband.

Shawn Berry

Shawn Berry

Founding Father & Lead Guide

For over 20 years, Shawn Berry has served as a vision fast guide, outdoor educator and mentor, group facilitator, and creator of ceremonial containers. With a deep love for nature and a commitment to a regenerative environment and culture, Shawn brings his passion and creativity forward to inspire people of all ages to engage with their own unique journey in connecting deeply with nature.
Phil Gomez

Phil Gomez

Founding Father & Lead Guide/Trainer

As a father and devout walker of the Native American path and traditions, Phil has over 10 years of experience in transformational work. From leading men’s teams, serving in Native American Church ceremonies, and 4 years as a Sundancer, Phil is committed to serve the practices & ways of life that have transformed him and many others for the sake of creating a better world with stronger leaders for the next 7 generations.
Rowan Tyne

Rowan Tyne

Compass Guide

After 2 years of travel across 5 continents, Rowan found himself in the mountains on a 4 day vision fast seeking direction and purpose in his life. His incorporation has included moving to the west coast, turning his passion for video into a full time career, becoming a compass guide, and creating a life of freedom on his terms. Rowan aims to inspire others to forge their own path and connect with who they truly are.
Julian Subick

Julian Subick

Team “Swiss Army Knife”

Hailing from Pennsylvania, Julian graduated from Penn State with a degree in Agro-Ecology. He spent his 20’s working on small farms, running for Congress, camping across the country, and studying indigenous ways of being. He’s passionate about bringing brotherhood and integrous masculinity back to the world. Currently Julian lives in Austin, TX and is exploring how technology can disrupt entrenched institutional power and how to embolden others into living from their hearts.
Mark Rose

Mark Rose

Content Producer & Strategist

Mark is a heart driven creator whose personal life has changed tremendously due to being in men’s work spaces. Learning to hone and focus his life into a clear vision and talents into service for others was no easy task, but with the help of many brothers, his path has become clear. His belief is that with community it is possible to create a ripple into the world where people can change the world we live in, brick by brick.
Ryan Wilcox

Ryan Wilcox

Head Fire Chief of Fire Circles & Apprentice Guide

Having grown up in Hawai’i, with chiropractors for parents and a martial arts studio in his home, Ryan understands the importance of a life lived in natural alignment. With confidence gained from Boys Scouts & his Emergency Response training, he set off on his most recent adventures exploring the continental US. First in a camper van, then coast-to-coast by bicycle, 

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Ryan has continuously sought connection with something greater than himself. Over the past two years, he has continued his explorations through his work with the Rising Man Movement, and is now strengthening his leadership skills as Head Fire Chief of the online Fire Circles community. Ryan’s aim in life is to create a safe and secure place for others to reconnect their minds, bodies, and spirits with the natural world.
Eric Ely

Eric Ely

Apprentice Guide

Growing up in Vermont spending lots of time in nature as a young lone wolf, Eric realized how important community is. He got into conservation work enrolling in programs such as the VYCC and the North Woods Stewardship Center. Connecting these experiences with his natural leadership skills in the wilderness, it became a passion of his to pass this experience on to others. Now it is his mission to guide men to lead fully with an open heart and take a chance on themselves to live authentically and unapologetically.
Daniel Alexander

Daniel Alexander

Inferno Trainer

Daniel Alexander, a San Francisco native is a Bay Area-based Yoga teacher, Empowerment Life-coach and men’s group facilitator. With a mission to cultivate willing individuals, it is by understanding our connection to the world around us and within us that we can move with intention and be fully awake. The culmination of my Daniel’s experiences has brought him to the point in which he is living into his purpose to add substantial and sustainable positive transformation to his community. 

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The effects of a disheveled childhood with multiple traumas has transformed from being a driver of suffering to becoming a source of perspective and empowerment. With a background in hospitality management, Daniel simply gets people. His current daily practices include meditations, reading, writing, vlogging, yoga, exercising, singing and informal self-care.
Jose Alejandro

Jose Alejandro

Apprentice Guide

Jose Alejandro is a visionary, embodied leadership coach, and brand strategist for impact-driven men. He bridges storytelling, somatic experiencing, trauma informed coaching, spirituality, community and rites of passages to inspire men to embody their truth so they give their gift and live their vision.

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He is the Founder of The Reflex Media, an agency focused on empowering impact-driven men and amplifying the men’s wellbeing movement by bridging embodied leadership coaching, brand strategy, and storytelling. Jose is also the Co-Founder of Modern Renaissance Man, a movement empowering modern men to fully express their truth and own their power. Through brotherhood, resources, and transformative events, they inspire men to lead embodied and integrated lives of service.
Voy Wiacek

Voy Wiacek

Apprentice Guide

Voy is a master coach and mens work facilitator but mostly a catalyst for deep change. His story began after ending a successful corporate run to find his purpose. He’s been a designer, trainer, sales manager, creative director, and entrepreneur. Needless to say, he’s been around the block. 

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After multiple business launches and failures, Voy co-founded Modern Renaissance Man, a movement empowering men to fully express their truth and own their power. Apart from MRM, he also founded Freedom, a high performing men’s program that focuses on leadership, personal freedom, and brotherhood. Voy’s purpose is to create spaces for transformation and to inspire men to lead lives of freedom and joy.

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