Meet The Team
Ryan Sturz, Owner and Lead Instructor
In 2009, Ryan decided to take his stunt driving career to the next level by taking Rick Seaman’s Motion Picture Driving Clinic. Shortly after completing the course he joined the team as an intern, changing tires and chasing cones.
Over the next 11 years, Ryan steadily worked his way up the instructor ranks. In 2020, Rick decided that it was time to hang up his driving shoes for good and approached Ryan about taking over and continuing the MPDC legacy.
Ryan uses his experience as a stunt coordinator and 2nd Unit Director as well as a performer to put a modern twist on the classic Rick Seaman Curriculum that stunt drivers have come to trust for the past 25 years.
Founder & CEO
Chris Christensen, Senior Instructor and Lead Mechanic
Chris Christensen is our resident elder statesman. He started interning for Rick Seaman at the age of 12 years old and has been with the Motion Picture Driving Clinic since it opened its doors in 1997. By the time he turned 18, Chris was already instructing stunt driving classes.
Over the past 25 years, Chris has instructed thousands of stunt performers as well as some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Jason Statham. He has taught every Super Level 2 class since 2009.
As a team member who’s been with Rick since the beginning of time, Chris helps us ensure that MPDC never loses sight of those core curriculum values that hold such weight in Hollywood.