A self-proclaimed armchair philosopher, Ryan’s career reads more like a Quixotesque quest for authentic purpose than a standard resume. Before coming on board as a facilitator for Frontier Academy, he ran his own event consulting company from the road, braving the Wyoming wilderness as an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School, and growing both resources and membership for an international bike advocacy nonprofit based in Boulder.
To truly understand Ryan’s path, you’ve got to know where it started: at an experiential education center in northern Virginia. There he discovered an innate talent for leading corporate teams and sixth-grade students alike through communication, trust, and risk-taking exercises, all in the great outdoors.
Ryan’s deeply reflective nature is balanced by a magnetic charisma; he will tell you his story openly and honestly, stopping along the way to ask about your own experiences and to fervently listen in response. And when he’s not leading a workshop, you’ll find him canoeing, fly-fishing, and hiking his way to discovering the world.