Ryland Engelhart


Co-Founder & Chief Mission Officer

Ryland Engelhart co-founded Kiss the Ground in 2013 and plays a leadership role in the organization as the Chief Mission Officer; he is a producer of the Kiss the Ground film released on Netflix and host of the Kiss the Ground Podcast. As a 15-year entrepreneur, he is also the co-owner and prior Mission Fulfilment Officer of the nationally recognized plant-based restaurants Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, located in Southern California, and co-creator of the documentary film, May I Be Frank. He is a passionate speaker on the topics of sacred commerce and regenerative agriculture, tools for building community, food is medicine, and the practice of love and gratitude. Ryland is also a dedicated husband and father and lives on a 17-acre regenerative organic farm in Fillmore, CA, where he is learning to practice what he preaches.

Sourcing Matters Podcast: The Recipe For A Regenerative Future

In this episode of Sourcing Matters, host Aaron Niederhelmanwe and Kiss the Ground’s Ryland Engelhart and Jesse Smith go deep into the current problems we are facing on the planet and discuss a new recipe for moving us forward towards a regenerative future.