Local Business Owner, Fitness Expert Will Be Next Moving Mountains Speaker on Feb. 19


Ryan Morse, owner of Crucible Performance, will speak at FCC at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 as part of the Moving Mountains Speaker Series.
Morse’s talk will focus on working through challenges in life and viewing them through a positive lens.
“Challenges happen for us, not to us,” Morse said. “No matter what your goals are in life, you’re going to face challenges, and it’s all about how you respond to them and move forward from them.”
The event is the fourth of the 2019-2020 Moving Mountains series. The monthly series features inspiring professionals who share their life experiences and encourage teens and young adults to set the bar high in all areas of their lives.
Morse earned degrees in computer science and graphic design, and spent the early part of his career working for government-related businesses. When the business he worked for lost its company contract, he found himself at a crossroads, unsure of where to go next. He turned to what he calls his passion and his purpose – health and fitness.
A former Division I college baseball player, Morse founded Crucible Performance in 2016, which helps people of all abilities reach their lifestyle goals and grow stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally. 
His experience switching career paths taught him to think positively about change.
“Just because a door closes, doesn’t mean you’re on the wrong path,” Morse said. “A door closing can be the best thing that can happen to you, because it can be the push you need to get out of your comfort zone and find your true potential.”
The Moving Mountains speaker sessions are free and open to the public, and take place in the JBK Theater, located inside the Visual & Performing Arts Center on the main campus. No registration is required to attend. Teens and young adults who attend and sign in for three of the sessions are eligible to receive a certificate of leadership and participation.
The last speaker of the series will be James Hatch, FCC Cybersecurity and Computer Science Program Manager. Hatch will speak on March 18.
For more information on the series, click here. If you have questions, contact Mike Pritchard at or 301.846.2417.