Ryan was born and raised in Newtown, Connecticut where he learned to love running, hiking, camping, and sailing. In 2007 he moved to Billings, Montana. Shortly after moving Ryan got into rock climbing and fell in love with the mountains and trails of the Rockies. After attending the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ryan pursued a degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership. He has worked as a rock climbing instructor/guide, zipline guide, college professor, and even a professional sewer. You can now find Ryan working alongside his wife Kasey running the operations of Austin Adventures.
What’s your favorite vacation destination?
Take me to the mountains! If I had to pick a place it would be New Zealand.
The Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Ain’t No Mountain
A walk in the woods by Bill Bryson
What is your favorite trail?
The Kepler trail in New Zealand is one of my favorites. It’s a 60km loop that I’ve only seen a very small portion of but I will return! Hopefully to run it in the Kepler Challenge.
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Trail running, I love exploring different mountain ranges and wilderness areas while running. It’s the best if my wife Kasey and our pup Bruno join me.
What are your hobbies?
Trail running, cooking, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, anything that involves playing in the snow, biking, and rowing my wife down the river while she catches all the fish….